Does Art Change As We Do?
No doubt the aforementioned title is a hypothetical.
Here's where it comes from. It's the rock group Incubus speaking about their hiatus and how they have grown up through music, which provoked me to explore the notion of growing up as an artist.
This applies to whatever the term "artist" applies to. I think it's an interesting concept that a band, writers, painters, programmers, and so can change as life creates change upon them.
This might be the first blog where I haven't been able to relocate a link, but you'll have to take my word for it, that, even the o'mighty Mr. King admitted he was ashamed of Carrie. He looks at it now as a something a young, desperate writer wrote when he was desperate and young.
Whereas Incubus doesn't feel ashamed of their past releases, they do admit they feel vulnerable each time they release an album. King admits he use to feel ashamed because he wrote horror and science fiction, when he held so much talent.
Bottom line: If you wrote it and people liked it, don't be ashamed. The beauty of being an artist is that you can always evolve.
I guess there isn't too much of my opinion or advice in this blog, but I would like to endorse the notion of considering how artists change through maturation. Any thoughts? The comment box is for you.
Fear, focus, and the future. C.M. Humphries talks about writing, horror, and whatever.