Let Me Ask You a Question – 3/8/18


Let me ask you a question:

Why do humans create art?

49 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You a Question – 3/8/18

    • But why? lol The why is what perplexes me. Why do we have this thing inside us that drives us to paint or write or sing. Why do we express ourselves. We could just as easily be a species that does not.

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  1. The best answer I know is in a very old story:

    The Scorpion and the Frog

    A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the
    scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The
    frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion
    says, “Because if I do, I will die too.”

    The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream,
    the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of
    paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown,
    but has just enough time to gasp “Why?”

    Replies the scorpion: “Its my nature…”

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  2. I think artists create art ( music, painting, sculpture, prose, poetry) because they have to. Any artists I have known have done it because it has to come out of them. It is when they are creating that they feel truly alive.

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  3. There are many different reasons, but I believe Art is a form of communication for things that can’t be put into words. For instance, I write books and the characters do and say things I’m either unable or unlikely to carry out myself. The writing is an emotional and therapeutic outlet that allows me to express ideas and stories that were internal to me.

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