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Why Bother Making Art?

Art is the highest form of hope and the boldest form of self-expression. Creativity - the greatest rebellion in existence. It takes courage to create and share our work. 

Both art and creativity are based on transgression and rooted in possibility. Their right of existence lies in providing an opportunity for a space to shape itself around a concept. 

Artistic work is both a matter of survival and a chance to learn how to live, achieving inner stability and restoring the connection with the core of our being. We go through a fragile process of filtering perceptions, learning, un-learning and re-learning how to listen, look and see before giving birth to new realities. We allow ourselves to become who we are.


"Art-making is not about telling the truth but making the truth felt."- Christian Boltanski

Yet both vulnerability and authenticity require practice. Exposing the core of our being to a world of friends and strangers to love, criticize or ignore is never simple. It means living out loud, learning out loud, creating out loud. This creative shift keeps us sharp, alert, awake and curious. And if we fall in love with it deeply enough, everything becomes possible.

The need to create art in any form comes from the desire to add something unique to what already exists. The motivation to share it has its origins in the belief that sometimes a word, a line, an image is enough to change one's perspective and one's life. Both the artist and the receiver of the art's message grow and transform into new versions of themselves.


“For the artisan, craft is an end in itself. For you, the artist, craft is the vehicle for expressing your vision. Craft is the visible edge of art.”
― David Bayles
My work is a celebration of life through the transformative power of writing and art. Its purpose is both to heal and stir, to bring calm and excite minds. It also seeks to encourage and guide aspiring, beginning or blocked artists and writers to find their voice and share their gift with confidence.

Don't downgrade your dream to match your reality. Upgrade your faith to match your destiny.

©REBELLICCA, 2019




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