08 March 2009

The Purpose of Critique

Wendy Edsall-Kerwin, a jewelry and metal artist, writes about critique in art:

These days it seems that all people will tell you about your work is “I love it” or “I hate it.” But why? What makes you love or hate it? How could it be made better? What strengths and weaknesses does it have? There is a lot of mediocrity out there. Sometimes what we need to hear is a little constructive criticism to knock us out of our safe place. Without risk there can be no gain. Sure you might make a mistake, but that’s how you learn. We need to step outside the realm of black & white. It’s within the shades of gray that we learn to challenge ourselves and to see things from different perspectives.
She writes about her experience with critique in art school and is looking for feedback on her work. Click here to read the full blog post.

What are your thoughts?

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