We seem to be on the leading edge of a huge change in respect to the Artist.
We have lived in a society where the phrase, “starving artist”, has preceded the image of the person with their portfolio under their arm, making their way down the city streets, selling their artistic offerings for a crust of bread.
Since the industrial revolution, creative minds have been sent down a narrow gauntlet to create propaganda to support a competitive business society. As if to nullify the gift of an artists contributions. It has been locked it into a slim line of work that predominantly dictates your wares… and, as if to say, don’t give what you make too much importance… because the company that you create art for may very well, through the signature of your lost rights, now own your art designs. With two faces, information being presented as good for you, when in reality it is a lie, and will not sustain your livelihood.
Let us be a part of the not just a hope, but an assurance of a life that thrives. We are finally lending an ear to the sensitive, the emotional, the brilliance of creativity.
Artists must unite and blend our visions in new and brilliant ways. Mixing, building ideas, places and remediies that support a population that must learn to become a community. Who but the visionaries may lead the way. Thank you passage of time… and the evolved mind and heart that we may rise up to produce a place more suited to infinite creativity, among and through all matters of life. As we certainly are in mighty need of solutions.
As an art consultant I have guided many an artist through their own portfolio to high grade the more refined pieces, offering a cleaner version for the artist’s pathway into a new world. Be encouraged. Turn to each others expertise, engage, cooperate, and help each other. Maybe create a think-tank of artists to assist “others”, as a problem solving, solution based group. We need lots of these… with people of ALL ages involved.
You, dear artists, must hold on to your self esteem. Not with arrogance, but with self worth.
Be inspired and make everything you do art.