Monday Jan 21, 2008

The Want Ads

Society arranges for those jobs it requires to keep the ship of state afloat.

When it comes to art, we note that the overwhelming demand is for commercial art, which is not inherently evil—unless, of course, it corrupts the artist with his own complicity.

To this scenario we add a creator compelled by his dharma to make art that has a purpose beyond the commercial—unique work that enters the world stage as an artifact of truth.


What do you mean by artifact of truth? Doesn’t art have to also be commercial?

Thanks for this insightful blog.

Posted by poetdiva13 on 01/25 at 02:51 PM from Dumbo, Brooklyn.

Art from the soul is like a wave in the ocean; the wave is a representation of the wave, not the energy of the wave itself.

Yes. Of course, you must sell your work. Commercial art is created for the client, and that’s okay. The point here is to know the difference and not believe your own BS.

Thanks for posting.

Posted by Eden on 01/27 at 11:16 AM.

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