The Currency of Artistic Process

Basically artists just want to do what they love, forever, without having to make money any other way. They want to get up, create, go to sleep, oh and eat. If people like what they do great, if they don’t  great.

They don’t want to attend social events to get ‘known’, or make contacts that could give them leads in the art world. They know they should, but being silent seems much more productive. Talking about one’s work seems irrational, as it doesn’t mean what they say it does, the moment after they say it. Explaining such things to people can feel like paper scrunching up inside. Odd and crunchy.

When they do socialise, they like to talk about leaf formations, shoe laces, wigs and toe nails. Not art.

The money side of art is somewhat an art in itself. Putting a value of something, that is infinitely invaluable. Reflecting valuable infinity. The process, though, transcends worlds. The currency of artistic process is light speeds away from monopoly money. It is here, where the true value lies.

Leading others to artistic process, is leading others to peace.

And if peace is not what we are all looking for, then pinch me silly.

12 responses to The Currency of Artistic Process

  1. Yes, it is very true for the most part. My motivation is to create, selling to make a living is hard and not something I’m good at, or want to do. I simply want to create, and eat, and love, and create and eat and love and on and on and on.

    – sonmi going on and on upon the Cloud

    • Human – Author

      Create eat love. Repeat. (Shower if have time, or just jump in ocean. Repeat. If have time. Repeat)

      Pointing peace fingers towards the cloud

  2. I recently saw a video with the comedian Father Guido Sarducci explaining the benefits of being an artist.
    Maybe you can see it here or just look around on the web.

    I think you said it more eloquently, especially as I think about leaf formations.


    • Human – Author


      that’s the best video I’ve seen in ages Vincent, oh my, perfect.

      I think he said it slightly better, as I have a slight fetish for graphs, especially ones that measure things that mean absolutely nothing important. Once I made a graph about how board I was, it was called the ‘boredom graph’ of course, and it stopped boredom.

      That’s when I used to get board, I don’t get board anymore 🙂

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