Cloudy II, 2013, Oil on Canvas.
Art, like most human endeavours, exists to explore ideas.
Creative work is never satisfied with recreation, repetition is rarely rewarding. Just look at food. Record-sized pizzas and sandwiches, even when the creators make them perfectly delicious, aren’t considered great foods – they are just big. Everything remarkable, whether just giant or perfected in every detail, requires two things:
An idea and the dedication to that idea. Dedication makes an idea a reality. But the idea is responsible for the uniqueness, the feeling of witnessing something new and exciting. “Break a record for the biggest pizza” isn’t a very new idea. But dedication makes it valuable enough to still register with the Guinness book people.
In 2012, Felix Baumgartner broke the record for the highest free fall in human history …
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