Recognizing an Artist – Day 6

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 6 of the 365 Days Project is by Harreson Tanner]

Carved mask, Walt Whitman, by Harreson Tanner
“Walt Whitman” by Harreson Tanner. ©Harreson Tanner. Photo courtesy of the artist.

I always gravitated towards artists long before I started taking my own artistic talents seriously. We recognize each other even before we realize it.

#6 – The best thing about being an Artist is…….other Artists.

There is almost always an instant connection among artists as we recognize a fellow traveler on the creative path. We are explorers in this world, always in awe of a deliciously blue sky on a sunny day or the way a river stone feels in the palm of our hand. We are always thinking of ways to bring those experiences to our art so we can understand them in a deeper way. We are curious about each other’s work and can talk forever about it, because it really isn’t “work” – it is our way of understanding life.

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
Henry David Thoreau

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Sculpted Mask, Inuit Hunter, by Harreson Tanner
“Inuit Hunter” by Harreson Tanner. ©Harreson Tanner. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Harreson Tanner’s portfolio can be viewed on his website: Harreson Tanner

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The 365 Days Project

In 2012, Serena Kovalosky committed to writing an article a day for 365 days as an exploration into the lives of artists and the value of creative thinking in our society.

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Descriptions of the images included in this post:

Walt Whitman
Harreson Tanner, Yukon, Canada

Inuit Hunter
Harreson Tanner, Yukon, Canada
Ceramic, coyote fur

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