Most of us, when asked, “are you an artist?” would be hesitant to answer with an unqualified “yes.” After all, that label applies to the great ones: Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Cassatt, Picasso, Monet, O’Keeffe and the list goes on. How can we dare compare ourselves to that brilliant assembly?
That was the question that I have been asking myself these past few months. How do we define art, talent, beauty, if we do not have some form of art within ourselves? The definition of “artist” covers a huge area, the essence being “a person who creates art.” Five simple words that do not include any measurement systems. An artist is an artist simply because he or she creates.