Monday, December 22, 2014

Chasing the bird

I like to compare art-skills and talent to chasing a beautiful bird. The bird stays hidden very often, but if you put a lot of effort and patience into it, sometimes you will see the beautiful colourful little bird. This sensation of finally seeing the bird is so awesome, that you now try and catch the bird. But when you succeed, and put the bird in a cage, the bird will die. The only way to achieve this incredible feeling again, is to let the bird go, and start over, trying to find him again.

There is no golden rule, no shortcut, and no way to own the recipe to good art. It starts with a need to express yourself, and every single time, you have to start the journey, and try to spot the colourful bird, just to let it go again…

6 comments:

Sadami said...

Dear Wouter, what a wonderful post I've ever read on art and an artist with a so beautiful metaphor! Thank u for sharing the precious messages and your rich techniques. Keep inspiring us, readers.
Best wishes, Sadami

Katherine Thomas said...

Beautiful painting and beautiful prose, too! Well done! Love the bird metaphor to describe that artistic urging that we feel.

Zac Retz said...

Beautiful! Love it!

Mark Thelosen said...

....Prachtig!

Mark Thelosen said...

...Prachtig werk!!

Mark Thelosen said...

...Prachtig werk!!