"You can be a star or you can be an artist,
both are noble pursuits."
~ Guy Clark, musician
My husband and I have been watching a Ken Burns documentary series on the history of country music and I find it fascinating how all artists in any genre feel the same. The struggles are so similar. I have noticed that artists who tend to receive a lot of public encouragement are not necessarily the ones who are may not be selling their work and vice versa, but there is definitely a place for everyone. Finding a personal space is often the biggest challenge. I have personally found that the work that may receive to most attention might not actually be something that contributes to my life financially, and sometimes it isn't even great work, but interesting in some way. I guess that's why it connects with so many people. Anyway, I find these conversations to be important. I also find that there are times I need to create work for a bigger purpose and other times it has to be for fun. And I think that's a good thing.
AIRdirondack Art Project