View Full Version : The public wants free stuff
04-30-2005, 01:57 AM
Last edited by LostNYC : Today at 06:57 PM.
04-30-2005, 11:53 PM
Sadly, I think that you have hit the nail soundly and squarely. The lack of comprehension goes beyond the labor involved in creating art though. I'll venture that for a large segment of the population, the ignorance goes to the heart of what art is and why it is important. If they don''t want something for free then they want something that will look good over their sofa or in their garden among their flowers.
Here in Naples, FL where you can't throw a stone without hitting a multi-millionaire, art is bought mostly for the harmonizing it does with the interior design job the homeowner just dropped a huge chunk of change on. I'm generalizing, but not that much.
You could always find out what the George's occupation is and do the same to him...you could barter information. (snicker)
It is good to have a sense of humor and lots of patience when you are an artist.
05-01-2005, 11:08 AM
Good one. I'll have to remember your comparison. I imagine that the humor of the situation might be lost on him however.
Truly we are in a strange place when it comes to our society's perception of the value and labor involved in creating art. As the Bible says, continue to fight the good fight. My hope is that through education and persistence we can lead people to the proper appreciation of art and its vital role in the health of our culture.
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