A Work of Art

Stories and lessons learned about the hows and whys of living by a traditional understanding of art not as object, but as activity, as a way of life.

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The work of art is your work, my work, our work; this is the original definition of art, a way of living as various as the human race. These stories address the hows and whys of living by art: design, measure, and proportion, as well as the social and economic aspects of working as an artist — earning money, working for community, teaching, learning…. If you don’t like the labels that the world wants to put on your work, and if you want your work to serve beauty, you have allies. Also available as a free download, or online at theworkofart.org.

  • Kiko! I love this about making art….your words speak to me. Thank you. – Cathy Wilson
  • Thanks Kiko. Beautiful essay! My practice is of spirit, art and science of earthcare and regeneration practiced at Home. Home is everywhere. Welcome Home!
  • …you are agreeing with the definition of artist that I heard somewhere once, that an artist is also one who lives artistically (or beautifully), as well as one who creates art for a livihood…. I prefer broadening the definition, which seems like where you’re going with this.
  • …I think people are meant to transform and broaden their definition of artist, as you have done, and put all that raw ability to good use. So thanks Kiko, and thanks for providing the feedback forum so that we can share what your writing has triggered in us! – mona
  • Kiko – Thank you for expressing so eloquently the mess in my heart. …All those times I’ve heard,
  • You can’t make a living doing art. Well you know what, you can’t make a living denying your soul. If you’re passion is beauty and art – do it anyway, at least you’ll feel whole and connected. And I know many artist now who make enough or more than enough money to be happy. Keep doing what you’re doing. – Annie
  • Thanks for writing this out!
  • This really resonates with me. I’ve been fighting all my life to avoid labels and try to define myself by my actions. I like the concept of explaining my identity without using the phrase “I am”. – Elise
8-1/2 x 11 inches
165 pages
full color paperback

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