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Why I Make Art

By Tina Christophillis

Jul 20th 2011


"She's got everything she needs.  She's an artist, she don't look back."   -Bob Dylan

Art is a need of the soul.  It is not fun.  There is a difference between need and fun.  Passion is a vehichle from which one executes this need.  It is not the need.  I am passionate about a lot of things.  I am passionate about art, but being passionate is not the need.  Art is not "my passion".  It is a need.  Discipline is also a vehicle, as is dedication.  But they are not the need.  Art as "passion", art as "discipline" is different from art as "need".  Need is "myself", a way to be who I am.  There is a distinction.

Essentially, it is an expression of the "higher self", whatever your understanding of that is.

When I tell people that I'm an artist and they say, "that sounds like fun", I...

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I am a painter currently based in Greenville, South Carolina.  Through my work, I seek to communicate an internal narrative using traditional painting processes.  

Here you will find information about what I am working on, recollections of my process, things that inspire me. I am asking questions about art, writing letters to myself, reflecting, learning, growing, discovering.  Thank you for joining and supporting the adventure.