Some of you may be frightened at the extreme closeup of my eyeball. I somehow thought it would be a really unique and artsy photo, but I couldn’t quite capture it the way I was hoping to. That has always bothered me about art. Not all art, just the art that I create. It never seems to look like the image in my head. Whether it be a drawing, painting, photgraph, hairstyle, scrapbook page, or whatever I happen to be creating, it doesn’t seem to measure up to the masterpiece I see in my mind’s eye.
I wonder if the great artists of history were able to capture the images of their imagination onto the canvas or clay without losing anything in translation? For example, did Michelangelo see David as we do? Did Da Vinci see Mona Lisa as we do? I imagine it was possible for them to create exactly what they saw in their mind; however, it would be interesting to know if they too felt somewhat discouraged at the final product compared to how they had invisioned it.