I was not trying to say anything about you personally, I just do not care for this piece of art. I have many friends and other acquantices who have lost interest in art because they find the people who create art no longer treat it with respect. There used to be a standard that artists tried to hold themselves to, but in this day and age, anything can be art. While that is vary freeing, it also allows for many cheap and cheesy pieces to be displayed. They digrade art as whole, and people loose respect for art and artists themselves when they see something that looks it took ten minutes to create and was crafted from thrift store materials. I have nothing against you, you may be a wonderful person, but just because you have lyme disease doesn't mean I'm oblicated to feign over your work. You need to stop playing victim and learn how to accept criticism, and if you don't like my comments, you can delete them. But I wouldnt have said what I did if I wasn't passionate and I truly cared for art. Passion does not mean loving everything you come in contact with, that's delusional. Passion is having stroing opinions and the ability to express them. I think art is precious and there are certain standards it needs to hold, and I just find this piece, well, hideoussly cheap. Obviously many disagree, and you can at least take pride in that fact, but this piece just makes me feel sad about the state of affairs art has fallen into...
My Last Drawing
The day I heard on my stereo at work that Frank Zappa died I grabbed my pen & did this stipple drawing. I had no reference material or picture but 'just played.' Since I left my Senior Design position to be a bartender I swore I would never draw or paint again but this I did in '93.
But my dear friends. ~shaking head laughing~ You are such sweethearts to send your kindness as that is what friends do. I have learned to love each & every one of you & seeing you 'defend' me is just too cute!!!!!! The reality is that he has a right to his opinion. From his profile I feel he is a 'newer' art student. What I did not tell him is that I was at The American Academy studying illustration after receiving full scholarships to The Art Institute of Chicago & Berkeley while he was probably pooping in his diapers!!!!!!!! That I am a trained illustrator & my favorite medium was pen & ink. So as I looked as his work I had to shake my head thinking If he is going to talk the talk & walk the walk! Love you all to pieces!