I’m not ‘everybody’s artist’. Now, for clients willing to pay me enough, I will do the common, ordinary, typical ‘stuff’. Mostly, I don’t. Not anymore.
I prefer art that intrigues my eye. Mine. Not yours. Not somebody else’s. Of course, that doesn’t pay bills, but, hey. That’s why I write books, right? And, sometimes, my choice of ‘what is art’ does pay the bills. But the money isn’t the reward. The reward is the feeling I get when someone sees significance in something I create. For themselves. All by themselves, with no prompting.
Possibilities intrigue me. Dynamic expression stirs me. Exploration enthralls me.
That, I think, is the fundamental core of my art.