tirsdag den 23. juni 2015

"Make Good Art" - Neil Gaiman

Make good art af Neil Gaiman
Make good art af Neil Gaiman
Original titel: Neil Gaiman's 'Make Good Art' speech - Forfatter: Neil Gaiman - Forlag: William Morrow - Sidetal: 80

"In May 2012, bestselling author Neil Gaiman stood at a podium at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts to deliver the commencement address. For the next nineteen minutes he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength: he encouraged the students before him to break rules and think outside the box. Most of all, he encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians, writers, and dreamers to make good art. This book, designed by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd, contains the full text of Gaiman’s inspiring speech. Whether bestowed upon a young artist beginning his or her creative journey, or given as a token of gratitude to an admired mentor, or acquired as a gift to oneself, this volume is a fitting offering for anyone who strives to make good art."

Jeg har faktisk ikke hørt Neil Gaimans tale på Youtube, så dette var første gang, at jeg stiftede bekendtskab med den. Den er så inspirerende og rørende, og jeg fik virkelig lyst til at lave 'good art'. Han er så spændende, og bruger de fineste metaforer om livet. Han opfordrer til, at man ikke stopper med at lave kunst, men fortsætter - hele tiden - uanset om man har en god dag eller en dårlig dag. Det er alt sammen kunst, og det er hvad DU kan lave, der er unikt - ikke det, som folk tror er den rigtige kunst, men egentlig bare er noget, hvor de prøver at efterligne nogle andre. Han er virkelig en inspirerende mand, og jeg nød virkelig at læse hans tale. Den var meget smuk.

"Something that worked for me was imagining that where I wanted to be was a mountain. A distant mountain. My goal. And I knew that as long as I kept walking towards the mountain I would be all right. And when I truly was not sure what to do, I could stop, and think about whether it was taking me towards or away from the mountain." - citat side 31.

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