Purpose Art Unseen Studio & Gallery
Art needs to serve a purpose greater than itself or the artist who
created it. True art, as with a life lived in true honesty, serves more
than itself. I see art and life as synonymous expressions of who we are,
each imitating the other without distinction. At its best, art offers us
a peek through the doorway of the divine truth in us all. At its worst,
art is used to sell us something we don’t want or need. Good or bad, I
judge art through intent of purpose and it may sound cliché... but I
feel art must serve a higher purpose than mere adornment of corporate
hallways or motel walls. I do not work towards any market, and in so
doing have not received much in the form of financial recognition. Yet
through this consciously guided choice the work remains... and for me
personally, stands the test of time. Selling my soul was and will never
be an option.
In these turbulent times of fear and insecurity, art is generally seen as a luxury or extravagance and not for what it truly is... an integral component of a healthy society. Fear would dictate that we as artists should change our expression to suit a fickle financial reality, but I beg to differ. It is precisely in times like these, where we need to hold true to who we are, for all else can fall away but here and now we remain. The true relevance of art rests in it remaining true to itself and the artist who created it. And in times of apparent turmoil, only those who possess the will, fortitude, purity of heart and purpose will prevail. I want to believe this to be true. Personally... I would do what I do, express what I express, whether or not financial gain was the end game... and I do.~
"The boundaries to what can be created are only limited by desire and imagination."
Petrus Boots ~ January 29, 2009
e-mail ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
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