You know something that bugs me? The quote unquote Creative Class. I remember an artist telling me once on Artstar that: “Those people are in competition with me like an arch enemy.” I think I know what he means.
It’s not just the fact that their design studios are quickly replacing our art studios, since they are gainfully employed in such a manner that helps raise our rents as they eye the real estate we pioneered. It’s the whole notion that they are even ‘creative.’ Yeah, let me put quotations around that.
They’ve told me before that my old diary, while interesting, was in need of a redesign because of the readability factor. Their sites are often in the grey on white regalia so often used that it does not even register. I'm asleep already. If this was a tax form, I could understand it, but please don’t tell me that the site of an artist is merely there for ‘information.’
It makes sense to cling to the quiet if your art (or your life) is. But if it isn’t, it makes no sense at all.
Thanks for the facts and figures, but I cannot also say thanks for the memories. The best art gives experience, not necessarily an easy read. Can we have some creativity from the Creative Class?