From Debbie Clarke;
Criticism can be a scarey thing for an artist to take, yet this is the way we learn our trade, our craft.
Just a few days ago an artist friend responded to the demonstrations that appeared here on GMG. “What bothers me,” she said, “is the Sharpie.” I laughed and said: “The erased sharpie?” she said “no, leaving the sharpie, it is not permanent.” I smiled and said: “Oh, that. it doesn’t bother me. if the sharpie pigment detaches, so what? I don’t care if it is permanent. (is anything ever permanent? no. truly, truly archival? no. why? time. change. impermanence says the buddha.)
“No statue has ever been put up to a critic.”
Jean Sibelius, composer
He got his fare share of criticism, yet the Finns put up a monument to his musical genius! and now they critique the sculpture, some even call it ugly!
Read Debbie’s Additional Thoughts on Art Criticism by clicking the link Below;