Post #11 • May 13, 2003, 11:32 AM
You write something to someone – a note, a letter – because you have something to tell them. You don’t think about the shape of the letters, except to make it readable. Maybe you don’t even think of that. There’s an urge to convey something; handwriting lets you do it on paper. No consideration goes into the style of your handwriting, and yet it is yours alone.
Likewise, style in art ought to be unconscious, a by-product of effort toward greater matters.