There is a difference between “non-ending” and “not stopping”. The production of art, the performance of it, rendering: it comes and goes in cycles to deepen and season talent. You cannot live it as a focal point (usually), it is not a fulcrum. Talent strikes more than those of whom we know, the other part of success is the planning and execution, luck and inevitability, that draws an audience, hopefully leads to a following. Such spirit creates the energy for Half Magic on Hulu TV, pushing for women to satisfy their own desires. This is more about mating than dating in the long run, with whom can you share life? Don’t keep score but surely balance the exchange.
We need people like this group who pop up elsewhere as actors, directors. [Brooklyn Nine-Nine anyone?]
I make books and have banked a dozen of them with more to come; I let them grow their own interest with a few commercial reviews and giveaways. They exist, diamonds no longer in the rough but polished and on exhibit. The same as so many talents although prodigious that are unknown to others. It’s a pyramid of fame that is not controlled by talent alone. Breakthrough is rare; it strikes like lightning, fizzes out the same.
That best-seller validation for a book, for instance, is a commercial purpose, you cannot take it as a sign of value (quality) for that is intrinsic to the object. Whatever it is worth at the moment or over time is infused in its assembly and remains with it. It might fall out of fashion, or catch a wave of appreciation, but in and of itself it represents the work-effort that created it. That is the building of a legacy, a presence beyond the mere idea of being recognized in life. You must DO that, prepare for it then pursue it, paint or sew or construct as only you do.
When it is time to produce, then pay attention to the details and do a good job of it. Immerse yourself in the elements, allow others their perspective, so that in the end you have created something powerful. I did this with a dozen words and a pen name like the book art featured here by Brian Quinn. I asked for a book cover for Dark Prince, Heed Thy Queen; we selected another of his works for that purpose since it had to be easily interpreted in miniature for book ads. This image posted here was used as inside book art, a rare expense in production that was well worth it because it so strongly captured the theme of the book: he’s dark and looming and yet she’s central and powerful. It’s not black and white, it is full of tone and shading, it starts a story in a still frame.
It is not only in the creation of art but in the supporting of it that a culture deepens, so please do go to a photo exhibit, buy art from a café wall…. hit my website for a nicely priced book. We bemoan a weakening of our culture but please remember our choices and actions build that framework. Bid on a kid’s art piece at the school auction, who knows who you’ll inspire!