The Mature Artist

Posted on 12 March 2020

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Part of maturing as an artist is finding better dreams. Youth: I want to be famous! Adulthood: I want to create something significant! Maturity: I just want to leave the world a better place, however small or large that contribution is.

So many great artists did not achieve greatness until after their deaths. Artists themselves cannot rely on public acclaim to measure their worth. The big problem is just survival in order to create and grow as a creator.

Many European countries do a creditable job of supporting their artists. Australia once did too. Now we have governments quietly clamping down on freedom of speech. We must remember that art holds a mirror up to society. It can also provide visions for a better world.

Peace and kindness,

Katherine


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