Feb 19, 2018 • 13M

TDL097 The Artist's Duty

 
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The Artist’s Duty Read it here: https://larrygmaguire.com/the-artists-duty/ The artist’s duty is often doubted by the artist herself, but can never ultimately be in doubt. What motivates the creative person is inherently personal, coming from a multitude of real world and psychic experiences. In that, it is as all art should be, boundless. When we define art we box it in. The self cannot be boxed in, not ultimately. That which inspires us may be challenged by others who from their moral high ground would call you obscene. But our art can never truly be challenged. Others may suggest that what you made is improper and not in keeping with the moral structure of a respectable society. They may suggest that the words or imagery you use is not acceptable to them or indeed to their children. They suggest that you could have chosen a less abrasive means of expression. In some cultures, they will kill you for what you made it is so offensive to them. Above all this outside c --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sunday-letters/message