Tuesday, February 03, 2009
One Last Whinge
Today, as I painted a large area of colour on one of my enamel works, I thought about some of the things I hate about being an artist:The art world is nothing like how I imagined it as a kid: it's about money, ego, status, competition and spurious theory and not at all about art.People I've just met ask me to bring my work into their office/shop /home/cafe to show it to them or ask to come to my home to look at it.The same people tell me that everyone is an artist or that everyone is creative – "They just express it in different ways". Oh yes, and that childbirth is the most creative act.I can't spend all of my time just making art. One of the reasons is the allergic reaction I get to paint fumes.I always have dirty fingernails.