The Task of the Artist

From the library wall at school:

The task of the artist at any given time is uncompromisingly simple – to discover what has not yet been done, and to do it.

-Craig Raine, British poet


3 Responses to “The Task of the Artist”

  1. March 25, 2006 at 06:17

    I like that quote.

  2. March 25, 2006 at 13:26

    That is a cool quote. But there’s also the side of it that “there’s nothing new under the sun” and every idea, no matter how original it may seem, comes from somewhere.

  3. March 26, 2006 at 17:17

    I certainly don’t disagree, Sara. It’s all been done before, somewhere. We just may put a new/fresh spin on it.

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