11 of 30: Public Work vs Art for Art’s Sake
How do you balance what you want to create purely because you have the idea versus what others want to see you produce? If you have to eat and keep the lights on you have to think about it. You have to justify for yourself where the balance of the scale falls. Does it fall into the Public Work side? Let’s call that Commercial. If it does, does that mean that the opposite won’t sell or is so cerebral no one understands it? Flipping that, does understanding mean its, well, good art thus making it Commercial?
Big questions and those are just a few.
My balance and answer is 50/50.
My work is commercial because the widest array of people should understand it.
My work is art for arts sake because the widest array of people should have some sort of emotional reaction to it.
Where is your balance?
Did i tell you what i am working on? I will.
photo by brook stephenson