At school 'Art' was taught as a subject; alongside 'Chemistry', 'Maths', 'Music', 'English' e.c.t. And I saw it as that - a subject. I never saw it as an outlet, as an integral part of how I delineate and construe my internal and external worlds.
I have always subconsciously understood the process of art-making as developing a personal language, one that communicates a personal understanding of your own experience. But only recently, through exposure to a more independent and self-explorative way of learning at higher education, have I come to consciously acknowledge it as this - an outlet.
This recent acknowledgement leaves me feeling equipped with hardy tools, to better facilitate art's motive and expel my creative process. Now that I'm aware I have a language to develop, I can begin developing it.
'Art is not about art. Art is about life, and that sums it up' - Louise Bourgeois