Dirk van Wyk
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
phone: 403-283-7665mailto:dirk@makedovisibles.comshapeimage_3_link_0
“Perhaps artist means just that: a creature who acts from a developed moral sense toward certain inanimate things -- certain physical materials or forms or certain kinds of objects or ideas. Just as craftsman means a person who acts from a moral sense of craftmanship or craft.
“The artist’s selectively developed (or distorted) moral sense doesn’t guarantee that he or she is a better or wiser person. Dozens and hundreds of artist-scoundrels and philosopher-fools are proof of that. This selective moral sensitivity only means that the artist is, in his particular field, articulate. We might, in a health culture, ask the artist to meet many more criteria than this.”
Robert Bringhurst, Everywhere Being is Dancing