10.000 words and a thesis?...!
Well, thanks for inviting me here again. Wether I am correct or I misread all the comments, I see people tormented by something, different at times. Now lets try "clearing" the way of understanding what is it we are really talking about. It seems to me that we have an army of things with names liks: corporation, magazine, public art, whatever. If anyone looks into what is debated here we can see at first site a wall of things that create a feeling of defeat! Is a cover of a magazine really going to dictate our direction in life? (even if the depiction of the art work is inspiring), Is anyone amoung you guys doing your work because of the "public" demand, or to please somebody at the top of the corporate america/western world tower? Does it impact that much your lives? If yes, then you are in the wrong business and it appears to me at least, that the "general" trend is working by "impulse" and not working at your call in life. Well, I may not know a lot about Art yet it sounds like some people are having a miserable life out there, and they maybe waisting their energy. I can't speek for someone else, that's a fact. I simply can't believe that one's work isn't filling one's life, especially when this regards "art". What is about our time is a saddening drama where many artists find themselves crushed by the massive force of production/offer vs. a comparative smaller demand....These are factors to consider; but don't ever sacrifice art to them!!! It has always been more difficult to survive as an artist than to make a living out of one's art. It's a fact as old as the world! I can understand the impact of success and the red hot feeling of pride when your work is been selected for any purpose but this is only it; it's not why the pace started, not why inspiration happened or a particular work was completed. Few I must admit can stand the nastiness of being ignored. After all we have an E G O bigger than the universe and indeed we are it's center...Why are we more important than our mission? Did it ever occur to anyone to ask the question? Artists are a difficult breed and thank you lets not go in there!!! but I transgress... For some of us artist we fight on several front and at the risk of repeating myself: one MUST reveal to him/herself what is important before jumping in head first...What matters is as important to an artist as it is to anyboby capable of thinking clearly...besides all the rabbish society imposes on us and expect from us. Yes you see, we have the terrible task to be informed by ourselves first, rather than the outer world. Our gift of introspection and vision has to be respected by US first...Do I here a voice there?