Everyone has a reason for doing something in Daily life or Life in general. Surprisingly sometimes these go deeper that "Seemed like a good idea at the time." which is usually prefaced by "Hold my beer!" Since 1987 I have had an interesting peice of art work hanging on my wall where ever I call home. It is an "Artist's Statement" made by W. Dan Cantrell and though it caught my fancy back then, over the years I have come to appreciate the deeper meanings. I share with you today.
an "Artist Statement" I had purchased back in 1987 from the artist W. Dan Cantrell which goes as follows:
I do the work because I want to.
I do the work because I like to.
I do the work as a personal exploration of myself.
I do the work to engage other people in thought, perception and emotion.
I do the work because I have something to say.
I do the work because I have seen something beautiful.
I do the work because I have seen something ugly.
I do the work to be the kind of person I want to be.
I do the work because I know how.
I do the work to make money.
I do the work because I am an artist.
Those, in part are my reasons for doing this portrayal of Santa. I am sure there are more reasons that are just as valid unto the person centered on them. Please take the time to determine the reasons YOU do this performance.
Santa Gordon Bailey