Right Handed Applause (©2009)
What keeps artists going? It certainly isn't the money,
fame and glamour. Why do we make art? Matthew Rose
(he's organizing the "A Book About Death" exhibit) claims
that "I like the hours". Certainly about the best
explanation I've ever heard. I'd wager most of us
somehow just knew at some point that making art is
just something we do. Probably something most of us
wouldn't give up even if we were offered that 'real job'
that our relatives or friends may sometimes suggest we
find. Instead we struggle after working the unreal job
to find the hours necessary for the 'work' of art. So why
make art? Well - somebody has to do it.