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I quote directly here from "Art & Fear - Observations on the Perils (and
Rewards) of Artmaking" by David Bayles & Ted Orland (Capra Press, 1995):
"Writer Henry James once proposed three questions you could productively
put to an artist's work. The first two were disarmingly straightforward:
what is the artist trying to achieve? Did he/she succeed? The third's a
zinger: Was it worth doing?" (p.93)
I find myself asking this third question more and more lately...not only
about artmaking, but also to the lessons I teach my students and the
lessons I observe being taught in schools.
Hope everyone had a happy T-Day!
CRAIG ROLAND. Associate Professor-Art Education.
Department of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville Florida.
32611-5801. (352) 392-9165 - Art Ed Office (352) 392-8453 - Fax
visit my homepage (http://grove.ufl.edu/~rolandc/homepage.html) and
@rt room (http://grove.ufl.edu/~u4950aaa/@rt_room/@rtroom_home.html).