You’ve stumbled across a project of self-indulgence. This blog will chronicle my renewed path, an artist’s road toward an art-committed life.
The road metaphor is not an accident. In the summer of 2010 I spent six weeks driving through thirty-five U.S. states. Along the way I interviewed more than forty artists and creators — creatives, as I’ll be referring to them in this blog — about their rights under copyright, about their art, about creativity, and about living an art-committed life. A complete collection of the five-minute video interviews I produced can be found here.
I began the trip as a journalist, wishing to capture their thoughts to share them with the world. Along the way, the trip also became about me, and about the dormant creative inside me.
Thus the self-indulgence. I am no longer merely a chronicler of other’s stories. Their stories have become a part of mine.
In future posts I will share experiences from the road. I’ll introduce readers to the artists I met. I’ll share how their stories and their sharing affected me. And I’ll offer insights on creativity and the creative process, building on what I do on Twitter.
So forgive my self-indulgence, and enjoy.