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Re: Why art?

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Terry Barrett (barrett.8)
Sat, 14 Sep 1996 12:18:12 -0400

>Who needs it anyway???
I'm not sure that everybody needs it. Some certainly need it more than
others and more than other things.
>Ahhh just kidding...did I raise anybody's blood pressure?
>I'm curious for myself and I would like to share some testimonials with
>students; I think it would be good for them to relate to.
>What motivated you to become an artist/art teacher/art lover...
I get excited when I make art in ways that I don't get excited by doing
other things.
I get excited when I see art in ways that I don't get excited when I
experience other things.
>Why do you love it so much? Why do you love what you do whether it be
>painting, drawing, photography etc.
I teach about art and I love doing that because I can get other people
excited about art.
I like to wrtie about art especially when I hear that other people enjoy
reading what I have written.
>How do you SEE the world differently because of your love for the arts?
I hate graffiti and industrial clutter. I love subtle relationships in nature.
>Who influenced you? And what motivated them and further motivated you(i.e.
>DiVinci, Peter Paul Rubins, Ansel Adams, Duchamp...Charles Schultz, etc.,
>etc, etc.) in your life, in your art???
>O.K. this is pretty deep and personal, but isn't art? I would really love
>to hear (see) some responses if you so desire. Can you tell I'm a
>student(curious, wanting knowledge to spill out my ears-of which it will
>probably be happening very soon)?
>Thanks for your time.
>Paulette Jones
>University of Minnesota
>Art Education Student

Terry Barrett
Ohio State University