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“Soul Food For Thought” or “Can Commercial Art Be Fine?”

I recently came across a discussion on LinkedIn titled, “I have no choice as to whether or not I should create. It is essential to my being. The difference between Fine Art and commercial art is whether or not the artists has put their soul into a piece.” Very thought provoking, pithy and powerful. What struck me first (other than the singular/plural typo and the pretentious capitalization) is the degree to which I agreed with…

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“Art Fight! Quality vs. Nostalgia”

Last week we had a great discussion regarding “grails”–your one or few most-ever-desired pieces. (To read and join in, just click .) Everyone who posted theirs (including me) had one or two things in common: the grail piece was either something by a favorite/greatest artist and/or something from our cherished past. Some recalled their very first comic book, others a book that impacted them in a meaningful way. This got me thinking. (Dangerous, I know.…

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