Thursday, November 1, 2007

letter to someone needing to be taken seriously...


grovecanada said...
if you say you are a 'sculptor' instead of an 'artist', it sounds a little more specific & people tend to think you are more serious...the word artist is so overused, it doesn't get taken as seriously...Many many people refer to Picasso's work as being kindergarten worthy...I used to get the reference too & it pissed me off too so I made a specific effort to add a facet of sophisticated complexity that was apparently the work of an accomplished adult...you know when you look at a Japanese art print,type 'Kuniyoshi' into a search as an example, he does almost comic book style drawings but the detail makes it look difficult...or just that it took a really long time to do...apparently that is impressive...also, once a year, put on a suit, a really serious houndstooth with good shoes , hair , the whole office business look...then go walking around to see your people...you won't believe how they change their perception of you...plus you may sell to a whole new block of people...then go home & remember that the whole childlike thing that you do is what makes you special and unique and ignore everything else I have just written...

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