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Purpose

Posted 26th December 2012 07

I hate how everyone thinks being an artist is such a fucking great thing. The truth is, you’re only as good as your last work, so you constantly are trying to beat yourself. You only want to paint for yourself, but somehow you have to try to market that shit to make a living. You paint as a form of communication, for yourself, and no one wants it. But paint some generic shit, and suddenly everyone’s on board to buy it. You can’t “sell out” and make money, because it’s a tiny little death every time you do, so basically teaching gets me through. I hate/love pushing the kids towards a career in art, because I know how liberating it is, but I know the constraints they’ll face. But I feel guilty, because I don’t want them ending up posting stupid shit like this on an anonymous site one day. Now that I’ve written this, I feel pretty ungrateful and stupid, so I’m just gonna shut the fuck up now, and go paint.

Never done this before. Kinda liked it.

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