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Why people make things

This is completely anecdotal.

I believe that art and pain are on two far ends of the spectrum. In any moment in my life thatI’ve felt the need to find make anything of substance, it was a time I was forced, ignored, neglected or silenced.

I, personally, find it very difficult to conduct meaningful art at all in happy and free times. For this reason, I argue the rise and facade of content reframed as art. Art is high nose. Art is so snooty, if you hear anyone talk about it, you ignore it and hear it out of touch from any previous conversation no matter the context.

The only exception is proven trial. If you know, for a fact, this person has a backstory of lesser than ideal quality, the art can be accepted. For this reason, I would argue that β€œmost art is better once the artist is dead” is the ultimate get-out-of-jail-free card for someone who lacked that connection with the audience from the start.

Vulnerability to an audience is hard and historically has taken a bunch of time.