The Choice of an Artist

Thoughts by: Taren Maroun

 

I think as an artist it is so important to create what we ourselves need. It's imperative to put out the things that we have always known are essential pieces of our core being. Building heroes, ideas and environments is pivotal for the protection and progress of our race as a whole. An artist seems to me to be the person who was thrust out into the world and experienced its brutality-- from there we can choose to transition into this place where it becomes our job and highest calling to strive to keep others from that same devastation, or if not that at least to create a healing balm of hope and light for those wounds that transcends language.