Dean Trisko, essays

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Essays and thoughts on art

Writing on art began as part of a sabbatical research project. I have selected some examples to share on this web site. The essays are not intended as a text book or instructional manual. These short ruminations on making art are written with a view toward beginning artists looking for help navigating the terms, concepts, and mindset needed for making art. I don't presume to know the right path for an artist to take — there are many. You may disagree with me or have your own understanding of what it takes to be an artist. These are merely observations and a bit of what I wish had been laid out for me as I began my artistic journey. All the opinions are my own and intended as fodder for personal thought and reflection. I hope to add more essays to this location as they are completed.