The Selfish ArtistI was thinking today about something one of my art teachers at the college said to our class once.The Selfish Artist by ToastInaJar
It was something along the lines of creating art for the people, art to be pleasing or send a message to the people who view it.
What got me was that it was said in a way that it should be only for the people, everything for the people, everything. . .
What if you create your art because you like it and don't really care about what the people around you think?
What if I do it because it was something for me?
I can understand wanting to inspire public thought and what not, I never really cared about that at all or thought about it until I had to go to college.
I can't say that the thought of creating for others soulfully in mind is a joy because why should the merit of my skill be dependent on a bunch of nameless faceless masses?
I gave myself the title of selfish artist because I create for no one but myself and my own thoughts in mind.
Until this year it was soully for myself