ART AS EXHIBITION NOS 5 & 6
SELF PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A MILLIONAIRE INDUSTRIALIST
The symbolising of the impulse of the starving artist as a pillar of the community. The modernity of wanting to throw a die for your art instead, so as to survive and even flourish in materialistic conditions that more than compromise the art impulse, rather the art is turned into a mere commodity, the value of which, is determined by the tag rather than the earnest response of those seeing it in an environment where money is not the object.
The ornate top of this pedestal represents the vanity of the artist who wants the ‘A’ to be bigger than the talent. The egotism of employing minions to realise a genius idea that is actually beneath the artist and a mind so heightened that it cannot bear to get its hands dirty with paint and other materials.
EGO TEST II
Take a cliche, take a pencil and etch out a message to the artist that should encourage self-reflexion.
This piece explores the space within that seems commonplace but is so deep and the flap represents fighting conformity of cliche.
Although ego is common to all humans, only those thinking outside of themselves can realise their full potential as receivers of whatever life throws at them: the box and its puzzle of which way is down symbolises humility in not knowing everything, even self.
A special ‘make your own ego’ copy free.