Purpose of Art
Art opens a new pathway to the soul. Creativity flows from the artist, to the art, then to the viewer, evoking a response. This fuels the artist to continue to create.
What is it about a piece of art that grabs you? Is it subject matter, colour or form? All of these have some bearing. Yet what really stands out in my mind, is how I feel when I look at a piece of art. I do not feel all of that when I look at a piece of art I am in the midst of creating.
As in musical performance, the applause gives back to the performer tenfold what they have exerted. The interaction between performing artist and the audience, confirms they have indeed touched the listener. Satisfaction lies in knowing the performance has touched people somehow.