So, what would the world look like without artist?
Try and think of all the things we take away if we say — that’s it no more art, no more artist? What is it that we have already that we overlook and do not appreciate if it were not for the sake of art? Is design art? Is the music we listen to art? The clothes we wear have any fashion aspects that are as a result of the labor from fashion artist? How about the house you live in or the furniture in your home, or the car you drive any artist involved? We are viewing pages on a Website right now, Don’t tell me an artist might have something to do with that? Perhaps we take too lightly the fact that artist are a society of high producers of our image of the world we live in? I bring this topic to mind as we hear so much about budget cuts in schools and the first thing they want to cut is art. Why? Do we just destroy what we don’t understand? Is that the non-artist way?
Perhaps the organizations deciding to make these cuts could use some artist on their boards of directors to come up with creative ways to address this easy way out.
As I know artist today we are somewhat revered for skills as artist if our paintings are selling for 5 Billion each. Otherwise, how much notice does the work of artist really receive? What is this society all about? Who are they? What value do they add? What do we recognize them for? Yes, not always for selling 5 Billion for fine arts paintings. Artist is the New Utopia. They carry the same definition from a historical reference but today you will see them not only as artist but a society in of itself. No, we are not talking New World Order, we are simply stating the obvious. Leaders, trail blazers, philosophers, musicians, writers, singers, dancers, gammers, programmers, architects, doctors, nurses, athletes, poets and the list goes on into any non-traditional field you can dream of. Having spent over 35 years in computer field one of the things I learned from observation (art skill), was that the guys and gals pumping out some really awesome code had something uniquely in common. Their passion for art. They were either artist or musicians both a form of art. Something, quite frankly that didn’t surprise me. Where do we go from here as artist? I say Society is in for new direction and the term artist will merge with usages such as gifts to indicate a higher skill set. A higher skill set is needed in todays technological advances. Thinkers, dreamers, visionaries and not in the cliche meaning of the word. 2017 I will continue to point out examples of this Society of Artist as they continue to mold the world we live in.