Saturday, August 11, 2012

ARTIST STATEMENT




TPF Faerie Wear's photo 
Open the "photo" link, the comments are very interesting. What do you think?

11 comments:

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Yael, I didn't want to be swayed by the comments, so I will comment first and read later...and what I think and felt is: how am I going to pay the rent??? What about getting the thread I need...what about being happy? How can I be happy not doing something I love? Will I be reduced to cleaning other people's homes? And what if that person decides to give what I made to Good Will? Will it end up in a landfill? Will it bring one second of joy? Did I fall in love with a creation that only I could love? How can I continue doing something when it's not lucrative? Am I a parasite? What could be more fullfilling? Am I stupid? Am I accidently copying everyone? Am I original? I won't be able to pay the rent with it. I'll have to go rummaging through what some folks would call 'landfill' to make my things. I'll make my ugly 'children', and I will love them. And with luck, someone else will, too...

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

:-D

Yael said...

Qh Dawn - I think many can relate to this.

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Are there other opinions?

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Yes, Yael, I also have the 'flip side of the coin' opinion. It's this--no one has to like what I do. What I do is after all, just my thing--like what others call A, B, or C their thing. Society has no obligation to support me or like me or even acknowledge me as an artist. In fact, that's okay with me. I'd do it anyway. Variety is the spice of life, and I appreciate individuals who are extremely different to myself. Thank goodness there are the differences! Also, if you saw me walking down the street, you might think--there goes the English teacher, there goes a middle-aged woman. If I really wanted to make a living from my art--well, I'd make it a business instead. Just because something is handmade doesn't mean I want to purchase it. Taste is involved. You know, I don't even believe in 'genious' or 'mastermind'. I think these are antiquated notions. It still doesn't mean I don't have doubts or struggles, but like you said, many can relate to those--even dentists, lawyers, and dishwashers.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

The artists that I am aware of are ones whose work I love. Their work permits a peek at their soul.

I was astounded at the comments on Facebook. How sad.

Bob Bushell said...

An artist doesn't do it for money, it's done for pleasure.

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Right on, Bob!!! XXOO

Pesky Cat Designs said...

I LOVE creating so I work hard to be able to keep doing so. But yes, it creates lots of nights of worrying about how the rent will be paid etc. I went through this for more than a year recently. I just got a part time job that gives me a steady income and has let me sleep soundly again at night. Creating full time was wonderful but lacking sleep was not. I have found a balance now. :)

Pesky Cat Designs said...

I did not read the comments on facebook. Will do so now.

wanda miller said...

i cashed/cached in my cookies and tried to leave you a message and ended up leaving it on my blog...much love there for you...go see! o me! story of my life, getting confused, heh heh xoxo

zsazsazsu said...

interesting to read the comments on FB ... very different meanings.
To me ... what is art and what is
an artist ? The definition is just made by the ones that buy the 'art'.