Thursday, February 16, 2012

I Could be in Trouble

Sometime last week, my SAQA colleague, Mary Pal, invited me to look at a new blog on the block, about a newly-formed collective of artists, posting about what they're up to.  The blog is entitled "Viewpoints 9", inspired (as I understand it) by Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences -- nine, that is -- which, FYI, they've listed in this first post.

At the end of the post is a link to a site which provides a questionnaire so you too can discover your degree of aptitude in eight areas (for some odd reason, one area -- existential/spiritual -- isn't included).  I score highly in six of the eight.  With respect to the seventh -- Bodily/Kinesthetic -- I scored at 51/100.  With respect to the eighth (and this is the kicker) -- Visual -- I scored 19.  That's it.  That's all. 

 If this test has any validity, what am I doing trying to make art?

"God, of Your Goodness" (c) 2011*

*inspired by the Prayer of Julian of Norwich, this piece is in the private collection of a dear friend.

1 comment:

Bee said...

You are a talented artist! Your work is beautiful! I don't put much stock in these questionaires. They are fun to look at, but I don't think anyone should take them seriously.