Art can be slippery when you try to really try to narrow it down to a few simple words or concepts… being in many cases subjective and as much influenced by cultural and regional aspects as well as the emotional components …
yeah, a bit cliché’ on my part but writing thousands of words on the subject and posting it as a journal entry would not change many opinions so I’ll just give you an example of an artist who is far from typical:
I’ve known Randy Cross for Decades (yeah, I’m really THAT old) we were in art class together at Powell High School under the absolutely brilliant instruction of Mrs. Cooper (who is still amazing in every respect)… and he’s always been creative and has never followed the predictable trendy paths towards creativity, and the results prove how right that can be.
Here are a few related videos to help you understand what I’m talking about:
Randy has a genuine comic book store called New Krypton Comics which is really worth visiting if you are in the area…I can guarantee his store is unlike any other you are likely to visit. One of the local news programs featured him on one of their segments last year:
if you’re inclined, consider going here:
the story behind the beginnings of his store is well worth hearing:
artist should help each other if they are able to do so… assistance does not need to be elaborate or extravagant … encouragement means a lot and may be just the thing to help someone get past a dark patch…or at least see a way around them.