Saturday, September 24, 2016

ARTISTS- So True- Martha Graham says it all about US Artists

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compared with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open...No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.
-Martha Graham


Kid said...

Never be satisfied with your work. Such a great attitude to have. No great artist was ever satisfied with their work I don't think.

christian soldier said...

having studied the 'masters' - and being an artist myself- I can say- we are never satisfied w/ our art (music-writing- et al) and that - I believe -is the driving force for us to keep improving-