"I think about artmaking as a way of staying close to the beautiful and mysterious things in life."
Artist Stephen Bron on using art to process the world around you.
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Great artists make artists. And to prove that point, over 70 of today's greatest have contributed their work in support of Children's Museum of the Arts' Emergency Arts Education Fund, establishing utterly ambitious art programs in New York City schools that need them most.
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Below, meet auction artist Stephen Bron.
Stephen making artwork as a child
What advice would you give to young artists who wish to pursue an art practice?
Making art should ultimately bring you joy. At times it can take effort to maintain this joy but it is essential to protect your practice. I think about art making as a way of staying close to the beautiful and mysterious things in life. Art also helps me process the world around me – if I go in with a bad attitude the results will read as such. This being said, I pay little attention to if things make sense, but rather if they feel good.
How does working with children inspire you?
With children you can see them actively learning while playing. As adults, we don't do this as much. But we should.
oil paint on linen