"The Role of the Artist: What they do"
Orange Angst, oil on canvas, 42X48, 1995 (* Private Collection)
1) The role of the Artist is to Express the world around them. Like the scream, angst is an existential emotion.
2) The role of the Artist is to Explain the world around them. As with a map or diagram or design...
3) And the role of the Artist is to Record the world around them. Like this oil on canvas painting of a place that looks different today.
All Visual Artists express, explain, and record the world around them using images and a variety of mediums, disciplines, and materials. This is what
the Visual Arts are for and this is what all Visual Artists do.