Monday, September 21, 2015

Entitlement and Falsity

Reality demands the artist be self-reliant.

The alternative is obligation-- obligation to cultural norms or special interests, commercial investors, and any number of people generally who provide for the artist's well-being. Some creative types will not only find this acceptable, but desirable, and these are the people-- predators and parasites, in point of fact-- who give art a bad name.

The artistic "expressions" produced in these scenarios are inconsequential, impermanent, detestable, and vain-- like the society they reflect.