Art is made of questions and craft.
What she doesn’t know shapes her work
along with the hope that someone believes
in her even if that girl can’t see
what’s under her hands.
The verse novel Stone Mirrors: The Sculpture and Silence of Edmonia Lewis spoke deeply to me about the artistic process. Art grows from questions. The things we don’t know nevertheless shape our creative pursuits. Borrowing another’s belief in our ability before they — and even we ourselves — fully see the work under our hands can free us to dive in.
So much truth and beauty here.