Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I understand you wanting to make money from your art practice, do you feel entitled to get pay because of your BFA and soon MFA?
The connection between art practice and company practice is something I have been thinking about quite a bit as well, but there is a distinct difference between the two. A company typically has a mission statement, and employees with job descriptions--all of which are working towards sustainability of the company and their employees. The sustainability comes from making a profit, which comes with customer satisfaction and in turn gives job security through credibility. All of these things can be used to describe an artistic practice as well, but the main difference is that an artist has the ability to drasticly shift any part of the practice and still be considered an artist. The difference is easier to see when the artist is self-funded, and not under the wing of a funder where the artistic practice is filtered. Do you feel like this at all? If so, why does it seem intriguing to be funded?

P.S. I heard you went to the women's restroom today and were caught by a fellow classmate, how did that feel?

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