So where does the general public fit in with art?
Lots of conversations happening.
It started out with the art.
Then it moved on to public art. Making me envious.
Then it degenerated on account of quality and politics. Those guitars around Austin are just over-sized Christmas ornaments. But I think I’m an insider (read: snob). So I just observe with intense anthropological curiosity whenever people congregate around the faux-instruments and pose for a camera.
More politics, but concerning the power of the people. And the weakness of the art. But there’s power in ownership & education and the people that make it happen.
Bringing us to art education. Test your eye. I got the Bacon wrong because I thought, “surely there weren’t any Bacons this year.” The rest I got right, but they should’ve said visually impaired instead of blind.
There are voices out there bringing in different perspectives. What I gather is that there is confusion as to what art is. Again, I must say that Art is experimentation, questioning, etc. When designers, illustrators, crafters claim their art/practice/product is Art, that’s when people get tricked.
That’s why public art and art education interest me.
I’ll tell you ’bout what I sees.