The gifted amateur ︎︎︎
More and more, visual artists are embodying the idea of The Gifted Amateur. This idea allows freedom for artists to push in diverse areas of research that are often far from what is traditionally considered art that’s pushing and transforming the boundaries of what art can be.

Become a gifted amateur. Make a work that engages with another discipline be it science, architecture, philosophy, mathematics, music or any other area you are interested in. Become a poet, botanist, Chef, or rock ‘n’ roll critic.
︎︎︎Dan Graham and Kathy Slade
A project submitted to Projects Class, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Spring 2015