Recently I had a conversation with my friend about what it takes to produce a work of art. We, as artists, are striving on a journey that gets us to the point making something a viewer will admire.
My statement was, that not so many people are talented such as Einstein, Michelangelo, Donatello, Brunelleschi and masses of others.
The natural talent exists, I agree. However, the verdict of someone being naturally talented is often skewed. For example in reality, the talent can carry you so far, the rest is hard work.
I also believe in passion. Passion makes us strive for excellence.
My views are based on my experience; I’d love to hear yours.