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> Exactly my thoughts Ricki. I frequently tell my students that neither the
> subject nor the medium make any difference in the quality of their work.
Then you're certainly at odds with the great media/sociologist guru Marshall
McCluhan who pronouced that *the medium is the message*!
In other words--what else is there to say about contemporary art other than its
subject matter and its vehicle of expression? Quality? That's a gray area
beyond the reach of most individuals contemporaneous with the artist, whose work
may be yet too esoteric or strange to be understood---as is the case with most
artists who push the envelope of expression---rather than work in more