The artist Paul Reynard wrote: “A work of art is necessarily incomplete. It is a way of learning.”
We’re all in this process of art-making, whether we think of ourselves as artists or not, because we’re all learners.
Reynard was asked before he died, “What is the place of art in contemporary life?” He responded, “The question could well be formulated as ‘What is the place of love in contemporary life?’”
I’ve always loved that statement. It says so much.
The best artists show us how to see the world with love.
Or perhaps we could more simply say, “art is love.”