Wednesday, January 20, 2016

I Like That

Robert Boyd

In his blog, I Like That, R.J. Casey wrote about a different artist every week. They were short personal essays--Casey is writing about an artist, but he (she?) is writing about his personal reaction to the artist as much as the artist's work. I wouldn't like all criticism to be like this, but I think there is value to it--objectivity, after all, has no place in art criticism.

Anyway, the thing about good ideas is that ideas are the easiest thing to steal. I like what Casey did and even though I'm too late to start at the very beginning of this year, I thought I'd go ahead and write a short, personal piece every week about some artist I like, in any medium. I'll start this week. I think my first artist will be Jules Feiffer. Look for it.

1 comment:

  1. So maybe do 2 a week until you get caught up? Although I'm an artist, not a writer, I've thought of doing something like this because I love meeting new artists and learning about their process and hearing the passion in their voice. Something to think about as I work on a redesign of my website. Thanks!