> years. IMHO, being an artist is about process! Whether one sells, > exhibits or just does art at home, never to be seen by anyone else, > it's art! Because it completes something within the artist. I like > to use the analogy of sports. How many people love to play sports, > because it makes them feel good? How many of those people have > serious thoughts about making a living by playing sports? If they > aren't making a living at it or playing in exhibition sports, does
> doesn't necessarily have to be manifest on any tangible level, > it only needs to make the artist feel complete. Teaching art is about > showing students how to see their world in a different way. Are we going
> to say to our students that if they are not producing and selling art as
adults, > that they can't say they are artists? >
Well said, Alix. And I think you you have just said for me what has
bothered me--at a gut level--about DBAE (yes, I know--heresy!). It makes
some important points, but tends to minimize this area--which is what makes
art "real" and not just another subject for kids to learn.