Yesterday I asked the question, "What do artists do?" I got some very thoughtful responses that were helpful. I want to share two of them below and at the same time invite you to respond as well. I really appreciate your thoughts on this because I believe we can understand this better together.
Artists help us see things in a different way and give us new perspective on things familiar and unfamiliar. The ordinary becomes interesting and worth spending time with. We get a private look into others lives; a day dream, a moment in time, and wonder what will happen next. We are transported to another place with the work of artists. - Deborah Mankoff
Good artists make me feel wonderment and sadness. They make me think about the world around me and help me see things I might have otherwise missed. Artists are storytellers and make a record of our time. There have always been good artists and I think there always will be. - Roberta King