Stand-ards

If one then is an artist. To be, or not to be? Yes, to be… What standard does one live by? What defines one as qualifying as an artist? What is a good artist?

I think, after 30 years part-time pondering of such questions that, for me, finally, it’s about making money. A good artist’s products are appreciated to the point of being wanted in exchange for cash. But also and more importantly – something I’ve come to understand better and appreciate better through Hatchery – a good artist is one who believes in their work- whether it sells, or not.

So I am a good artist if I commit to my practice. If I do my practice sincerely and consistently. Then and then only am I confirmed as good if luck strikes and someone buys my work. But by then it should no longer be anything to do with luck – more magnetism to what has become, through commitment and depth of reflection, quality work.

Let’s see.

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