Archive of all blog posts tagged 'artists'


The End Of Quality (Not Really) (2019/11/23 08:00)
Some say "good, better, best" is an absurdity and best done away with. I agree, sort of.


Paint Your Lunch (2018/11/20 05:00)

Creativity Repeating Itself (2018/10/25 08:00)
“Every director has one film to make. He just keeps remaking it.”

I Am A Rock, I Am An Island (2018/02/24 08:00)
People aren't flowers, of the hothouse variety or otherwise, and neither are artists.

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, But Sometimes They Just Turn Out To Be Cattle Rustlers (2018/01/20 05:00)
We need to have more nuanced ways of taking what matters for us from a given creator and from their works.


Artifact And Artifiction (2017/12/04 08:00)

No Masters Here (2017/09/16 05:00)
There is no such thing as "mastery" of one's art, just improvement in whatever form is possible.

From Monstrosity To Tragedy (2017/08/09 07:00)
Art isn't profound just because it hurts.

Pretty Things Dept. (2017/07/01 08:00)
Go make something beautiful and humane. Everything else is just commentary.


Gimlet Eyes Dept. (2016/07/22 08:00)
Artists can be politically outspoken, but are not automatically astute for being so.


In All Heaven And Earth, Only I Alone Reserve The Right To Offend Dept. (2015/02/22 10:00)
Why "I'm an artist" stopped being a defense for the indefensible.


Take No Shelter Here Dept. (2013/11/11 10:00)
On (not) taking refuge in one's art.

Half In Love With Easeful Death Dept. (2013/08/30 10:00)
Artists don't need to be damaged to be profound.

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