Christopher Hollins

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This letter describes the outline of an individual artists ideology. It presents an insight into the foundation of what drives an artist to create an art object from a personal point of view. Don't let that put you off the validity of the content, because the only way you can come anywhere near to understanding this sensation that an artist encounters is to get an artist to describe it. Studying objects that artist create will not help because all works of art transform the experience that is, at its manifestation, a glimpse of an inherent sensation hidden within our powers of perception. I believe this sensation is a vestige of a primal state of mind that we have evolved to suppress in all we see and do. Whether-or-not this sensation I described is a valid identification of the art experience is not for me to judge. All I can say is that, once the theory of evolution became known, the pioneers of modernism realised traditional practices had arisen to suppress raw animal intuition.
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