I Am The Brush

I Am The Brush

The other day I was asked how I find my inspiration.  So, even though I talk about this in my book, I told a story.

Three brushes were in a can talking to each other on who was the best artist.   One argued that it used the boldest colors, the next shouted “my canvases are the largest” and the other was sure it was the greatest because no one understood its work.  Suddenly a hand reached into the can and grabbed a brush. As the brush left the can it shouted “now let me show you why I’m the best!”

In my opinion, all artists are “brushes”. Inspiration does not begin with an “I”, but is passed though one into the art.  Like the brushes who each thought it was the best, not one of them considered that they were merely part of the equation. 

Now, I’m not diminishing education, history, or personal experiences. I am merely suggesting that, as an artist, I consider that we all are a thread in the fabric of a grand theme. You can read more about this in my book “Chaos On The Canvas – The Art of Hilario”.