Art Matters—Because It Does

Art Matters—Because Your Imagination Can Change the World by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell book cover
Art Matters—Because Your Imagination Can Change the World by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell

Art Matters, by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Riddell, is a short, beautiful book. It consists of four parts—Credo, which is bout ideas; Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading and Daydreaming, which is about why all of those things are important; Making a Chair, which is a fun little anecdote; and Make Good Art, which is, to me, a rallying cry, as well as some good advise for creatives. I think my favorite piece of advise is, enjoy it, the whole ride. Don’t not enjoy it because you’re so worried about the future you fail to appreciate the present.

Anyway, it was a short book, one you can read in an evening and I greatly enjoyed it. Now go forth and make something.