Simple is Beautiful
There’s a special thing about turning simple things into art. You would never expect it since it’s so simple that you’d bat an eye away.
But first, what does it even mean to be creative? To me, creativity is “thinking outside the box”, but it’s time to first consider everything inside the box.
One artist who nails this concept is Ed Ruscha. He managed to take the simple things and, create art. One of his famous works was a diary full of pictures of gas stations, which was called ‘Twentysix Gasoline Stations’. He took what he saw outside and made it his own. This is a skill I feel we are losing. When creating art I feel as we always strive to make things bizarre and unique. One example was that one yellow spaghetti installation in LACMA. As of right now, art has steered in that direction. As it is still beautiful, we shouldn't forget about art that’s like Ed Ruscha's works.
Just like him, we should open our eyes more, and let them admire the outside. Ler our imagination take us anywhere, no matter how simple. Art doesn’t just have to be those bizarre figures. Anything, and I mean anything, can be art if you choose it to be.