How important is our imagination?| Interview| CreativeBoundless

For artists who may have either lost all hope of their practice, remembering art is for you to grow your interpretations of the world. 

For many individuals including myself, it isn't the fact if people will understand your interpretation of the art work that you created; it's more of expanding your creativity with the tools you have, the images you see and how you do your own collaborations.

"It isn't the fact if people will understand your interpretation of the art work that you created; it's more of expanding your creativity with the tools you have."

I met another new artist named Michael Scott. Through talking, we noticed a simple trend that artists sometimes fail to meet; the continuous expansion of exploring your mind.  Michael is a self-employed artist who's been living and working in Aberdeen, Scotland. He discovered artists such as Salvador Dali and Gustav Klimt during secondary school that inspired to be involved in art. After receiving a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and spending 6 months in Tokyo, Japan teaching english; he discovered philosophies of Daoism and the emphasis of living in harmony.  

Through his many other discoveries, he appreciates other artist who offer a passion and enthusiastic approach of pushing themselves to higher levels of achievement. Thus, Michael uses this as his inspiration to express different forms of artistic creation and expression, whether it's music, dance or painting. 

We both agreed that it's essential to learn different ways of breaking the barriers in our minds so we can  keep creating different forms of art. Michael reported, "Art brings people together and allows them to share a mutual appreciation and participate in a community of like minded people. Art definitely has the ability to trigger emotions in people and convey a much more powerful message".

Thus, here is a scenario expressing the valuable skills of understanding what art can do for you as an artist, plus the emphasis of expanding your mind. 

The Interview...

People underestimate the brainpower of art. Do you feel art is a growing intelligence? 

I definitely feel that art is something that is open to anyone, it's a matter of how committed you are and how far you wish to go. I don't believe that artwork or painting for that matter is something you are born with. I remember back when I was a kid, we had these large rolls of industrial printer paper. Me and my brothers, would roll the paper along the floor and spend hours drawing pictures of our favourite video-games characters. I truly believe that I got to where I am today through dedication, perseverance and inspiration from others.

Because you agree art increases our intellectual capacity, how does that advantage you to create new pieces?!

The first thing I consider, when starting a new piece of work is the composition. The composition is key, in my opinion and can be the difference between a good picture and a great picture. I then logically plan my approach and decide what techniques and mediums I will use. When it comes to painting, its easy to get lost in what your doing. Sometimes it's beneficial to take a step back and rethink your approach and see if there is a better way to do things.

" When it comes to painting, its easy to get lost in what your doing. Sometimes it's beneficial to take a step back and rethink your approach and see if there is a better way to do things."

By creating new pieces, do you agree that the imagination is important today?!

A vivid imagination is the origin of most of our beloved stories, movies and music. A vivid imagination is key to thinking outside the box and truly realizing your intentions to a greater degree

Can you explain the benefits of allowing yourself to have an imaginative mind?

People with a vivid imagination can envision their goals and aspirations, giving them the benefit of truly seeing a comprehension of their work before they have even started. It also allows them to push the boundaries of originality and circumvent from anything that has come before.

Hence, do you find that "art" and the "imagination"  compliment each other?

I feel that art and imagination go hand in hand. Art is subjective, it's open to interpretation. Art is a great way for people to express their imagination and truly show their creative side. I feel that art lets me express a side of myself that cannot not be conveyed through words. 

In Summary...

Allowing an artist to be proud of their imaginations is a blessing. Some feel they are not up to standard or forsaken their art work. Instead, creative individuals should only embrace and expand their possible new creations that only inspire and unite others. 

Here is an article showing the positive effects that even showing art work not only helps with expanding creativity in work, but also productivity. 


About Michael

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Michael is an self-taught independent artist who uses art in all aspects in his lIfe. This includes income, creating gifts to inspire others and help them through commissions work. He is a firm believer that it's important to help other people achieve their goals and to continuously collaborate to creating something extraordinary.  Through his discoveries of the  philosophies of Daoism and the emphasis of living in harmony; he uses these themes in his work. He enjoys studying how light is portrayed in nature through luminous effects and how it correlates with colour. Connect with Michael by visiting his site. 


About the editor

Jennifer Antonio, the creator of “Creative Boundless’ who refers herself to “Boundie” helps others to peruse creative mediums while being active . With her tagline, she hopes others see the benefits of doing activities you love without boundaries. She focuses on art, fitness, travel and entrepreneurship so you can have the best life ever :)

 

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