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“Untitled”, 30”x 22”, charcoal and gesso on paper. I love the reveal/conceal aspect of this one, along with the blackness and mark making. © 2017 David Limrite

“The significance of the work is in its effort not in its intentions. And the effort is a state of mind, an activity, and an interaction with the world.”
Richard Serra, Artist

Passionate Creativity

Creativity requires many things from the creator. The most important being PASSION. Passion for process, and all that goes with it. Passion for making something out of nothing. Passion for making something that did not exist until it was created (by you). Passion for the time spent creating. Passion for curiosity, play, exploring and learning. Passion for your subject matter, concepts and ideas.

Your creativity will be much more meaningful and powerful if you work with subjects, concepts, ideas, techniques and materials that you respond to - in a deep and  meaningful way. The quality of your work will be related to your passion for all of the above listed things, as well as, for the intensity and energy with which you engage in the process of creating.

Passion for involvement, engagement, focus and productivity. Passion for the unexpected. Passion for the ‘happy accident”. Passion for finding the right line, shape, texture, color, value and edge.

Interesting work requires passion. Shocking work requires passion. Beautiful work requires passion. Thoughtful work requires passion. Meaningful work requires passion.

Passion makes artists, better artists.

Do not be afraid of passion. Do not be timid or shy about being passionate for creating.

Create with passion. Always.





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