Most pursuits have an element of both science and art. The art is decidedly where things get cool. This under-the-legs shot by Roger Federer, in his prime, is an example of just that.
He didn’t just attempt it. He won the rally by hitting that audacious shot. In the US Open Semi Final. Art.
Art connects us in beautiful ways. And, it makes sense that we’d all love to be artists making things that connect people.
There is, however, one thing to keep in mind – it generally requires a mastery of the science to get to the art. Every artist is an expert at the basics. We need to understand the natural laws and what we can do with them before we figure out how to coax them to allow us to do creative things.
If you ever find yourself wondering why there are so few artists, it isn’t because of a lack of artistic courage. It is probably because there aren’t enough who do the work to get the science right.