Why make art?

“i question the outcome of the outpouring of myself
if i tell everyone my stories will this keep me healthy and well
will it give me purpose, to this world some sort of service
is it worth it, how can i tell”

~Tanya Davis, Art

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Why make art?

To express ourselves and inspire others.

Poet/Musician Tanya Davis does just that, and I love watching her words come to life in this happy-making film by Andrea Dorfman:

Art

By Tanya Davis

I wondered what would be the worth of my words in the world
if i write them and then recite them are they worth being heard
just because i like them does that mean i should mic them
and see what might unfurl

i think of the significance of my opinions here
is it significant to be giving them does anybody care
just because i’m into this does that mean i should live like it
and really do i dare

art, art i want you
art you make it pretty hard not too
and my heart is trying hard here to follow you
but i can’t always tell if i ought to

so i pondered the point of my art in this life
if i make it will someone take it and think it’s genuine
will they be glad that i did ’cause they got something good out of it
will they leave me and be any more inspired

i question the outcome of the outpouring of myself
if i tell everyone my stories will this keep me healthy and well
will it give me purpose, to this world some sort of service
is it worth it, how can i tell

art, art…

Tanya Davis is a Canadian poet, storyteller, musician and a singer-songwriter.

Andrea Dorfman is a Canadian filmmaker, animator, cinematographer and artist.

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