Art doesn’t have a weekend, it’s not limited to the 8 hour working days, it doesn’t allow you to have a completely art free vacation. And nevertheless I associate art with freedom. “What? Freedom?” – the outsiders of the art world may say.
People are afraid of loneliness. Among my friends there are some, who can’t stand even one day of being alone. Being in a public place and seeing rushing crowds – is already a great relief for them. I rather like being alone. It doesn’t mean that I don’t need people at all, but I feel comfortable in my own company. Creative process and loneliness – don’t live without each other, to my mind. Well, at least to me it’s so. Sometimes, even music interferes with the communication inside me, that I lead with the help of the canvas and paints. Well, that’s when I feel freedom. And this freedom I gain while creating.
See also Proust Questionnaire with my answers.
Nudity of your own self, thoughts, getting free of outer layers caused by the norms of the society and “it has to be so” principles, – that’s what the creative process gives me and I’m always happy to devote myself to it.
photo by Iryna Bohdanova