Monday, January 31, 2011

Collaborative Art

I've never really thought of myself as an "Artist" but just the other day I got an email from someone who was talking about needing an artist and said my name came to mind. I have thought for a while now that the Halloween hobby we enjoy is definatly some sort of art expression. It is probably born out of my interest in live theater and the desire to put on a "show". After thinking about it for a while I think the best way to put it is that what we do is collaborative art. It is a collaboration of several skill sets that create the artwork. I can't just do it on my own. When I want to create something it involves others. This is really no different than any theater production. A play can't be easily done by just one person. And an elaborate play with sets, actors, effects, and venue all takes the tallents of multiple people.

So, am I an artist? Sure I am. I can't create my work by myself and show it in a gallery and if you ask me to produce something I'm going to gather my team to do it but as part of that team I am an artist.

4 comments:

The Frog Queen said...

I love working with you :)

Cheers!

ShellHawk said...

You and your crew are a bunch of rock stars! I haven't been able to get a crew together yet, and if husband says, "It's not my thing," in regards to my Hallowe'en thing one more time, he WILL wind up as a prop.

Old Fashion Halloween said...

Its putting on a show all right. The beauty of the husbands haunt on campus was access to the theater equipment and scene shop. It hooked a few students who want to haunt now too.

Dave the Dead said...

Consider yourself an artist...no doubt about it! You are extremely fortunate to have the backing and support of a crew to help your form of expression.
Artist? heck yes...the entire lot of you!

Dave