Wednesday, February 11, 2009

get over it.

I've got this eye twitch that has really been a nuisance for the past three days. I guess it is from lack of sleep or rather acclimating to my new sleeping schedule. I will get used to it eventually ( the sleep, not my eye twitching). I am doing my gen ed now in school which is a little dry but should go by fast enough. I am taking literature, math, figure drawing and fundamentals of drawing. I am having fun in figure drawing. I took it once before while living in Merced but did not complete the course since I was a worthless degenerate at the time. This time should prove much more beneficial to me. I will post some work sooner or later, just depends on how interesting the work turns out to be.

Something else I wanted to touch on, This whole Shepard Fairey thing. I hear everyone talking about how he is just some cookie cutter artist that pushes a magic button and poof, there is this million dollar selling travesty that should have never been passed off as true art. This argument coming from various places not to mention any names. Some people just shouldn't throw stones in glass houses. Anyhow, art is an objective thing which is why I cherish it so deeply. Personally I take Shepard's art for what it is. I sort of get tired of seeing it but that is just me. I don't respect the guy's process any less. What he stands for now may not be quite the same as what it once was— who am I to judge him in the first place in that respect. I would embrace the opportunity to be anywhere near as successful as he is today. What I don't understand is when people who consider themselves artists try and create some political guidelines out of thin air in hopes to justify their lack of success or what they may deem,"success." The whole reason I am drawn into art is because there are no rules. In this day in age, who the hell can claim originality anyway? Art is not created in a vacuum. Shepard is very successful with what he does, like it or not. I cannot hate the game that is played, I would play it too of I could. There was this quote I once heard, "good artists borrow, great artists steal."-Pablo Picasso

4 comments:

dalij said...

Who's Shepard Fairey???????

Jrahn said...

I am assuming by this point you understand how a search engine works right?

dalij said...

Smart Aleck. See if I ever answer your questions again!!!!!

mama4 said...

the whole eye twitch thing does it really bother you that much try raising 4 kids by yourself. then you'll really get an eye twitch. and the kids say hi jayjay