What is Art

ArtMan has been developing visual communication for thousands of years. We call this activity art. The 17,000 year old animal paintings in the Lascaux caves in France are as impressive today as I am certain they had been to their initial audience. Art is a human endeavor. It is the culmination of the mind, the heart, the hand and tools.The tools have evolved. Art and the encompassing subjects have changed also over the centuries but it’s essence, I believe, has not. The technological “improvements” of the modern age, I find, lend themselves to rapid production with the benefit of lower cost and nothing to include the artisan’s soul. My tools are simple by choice and are nothing but a means to an end. It is my mission through my chosen medium to be true to the creative process and with dedication, I offer these manifestations to you.