We assess art when we look at it. How does it make us feel? Are we familiar with it? Do we like it? Do we understand the artist’s point of view? Are we confused by it? Does it meet the purpose of our objective? Do we want to take it home? We might value it by the importance of the artist. Or their story, or cause.
These are some of the things that come into play when we look at a piece of art.
A purchase decision might come down to whether the piece will go with the couch in the green room, or that we want to own a piece of a famous artist or support the cause she stands for.
If your heart wants to make art, find a way to make it. Don’t worry if your art gets passed over for someone else.
In a letter to his son, Sherwood Anderson, a self-taught American Novelist said, “The object of art is not to make salable pictures. It is to save yourself.”
365 Days is my personal practise of putting out words and images each day.