I had to laugh recently when I came across the following:
“The poet, the artist, the sleuth - whoever sharpens our perception tends to be antisocial; rarely "well-adjusted", he cannot go along with currents and trends. A strange bond often exists between antisocial types in their power to see environments as they really are. This need to interface, to confront environments with a certain antisocial power is manifest in the famous story "The Emperor's New Clothes".” ― Marshall McLuhan,
The Emperor's New Clothes has been the drum I've beaten regularly for years as I look at the world of art critics and prestigious galleries- or anywhere else a herd mentality reigns. Although the quote is thought provoking and interesting to me, I'm not convinced yet that it's totally right. It implies a certain self-superiority of perception that the creative mind has and most artistic people I love are more humble than supercilious. I think... See, I am not 100% sure on this one yet.
|I want a bit of an abstracted look to this. Not sure if I can leave the details alone or not.|
How do I know if I'm just someone who would rather not bother with socializing because being home is more fun, instead of a social snob who holds herself aloof from the "those people?" These thoughts are what I've been mulling over as I sit in the studio trying to figure out how to paint the stinking Grand Canyon. Maybe that's the trouble here; I'm thinking too much and not just letting this one happen. Whatever it is, I am going to leave off and go hide some more. Perfect way to spend an evening!
Thanks for stopping by- Alice