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The most important element of this quote is the last word because
work is, in the end, the only evidence you have of the artist and the gift.
Creating the work is the tire on the road, it’s the foot on the ball. But
the artist doesn’t have one sport or one vehicle they have to use. If you
don’t have your oil paints anymore, use watercolor. If you can’t afford
stone for your sculpture, use wood. If you don’t have your trumpet,
learn the kazoo.
The artist is free because he or she knows their talent, their ‘gift’ isn’t
about the instrument, it’s about their brain. It is their mind that makes
them an artist, and an artist’s mind can see a ‘work’ in the junk in a
vacant lot, the movement of trains over tressles or the sound of clinking
glass at a bar.
I use common napkins and kid’s markers for mine, how are you turning
your gift into your work?