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Friction Research Issue #4: Essay by Alice Georgina Thickett

Alice Georgina Thickett ::: Thinking, researching and creating work :::

Thinking, researching and creating work, . I used to think that there were certain ways or steps to becoming a real artist, and I hoped to identify my own art practice. I have been trying to work, as I assumed a 'real artist' would. But, what is art? what is an artist? and what exactly is an artist's practice? If I don't understand what art is, how can I ever hope to make something which is considered to be art?