Art – Red Sea – Blue Sea

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u·nique

yo͞oˈnēk/

adjectives  1.being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.”the situation was unique in modern politics”

  1. synonyms:

    distinctivedistinctindividualspecial,idiosyncratic;

    singlesolelone, unrepeated,unrepeatablesolitaryexclusiverare,uncommonunusualsui generisinformalone-off, one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime, one-shot“each site is unique

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  2. ART can only be of service to the market if it is outside the market.  Otherwise the market dictates the art, art functions outside of  systems. Art functions non-competitively within the culture of the artist and her experience.

  3. C4 Atlanta Blogathon – Day.8.Feb.2014.

4 Comments

  1. Sandra Hughes March 9, 2014 at 1:00 am #

    Beautifully articulated and so true!

    • Callahan March 9, 2014 at 8:44 am #

      Appreciate your comment Sandra. Thank you.

  2. Hallelujah Truth March 9, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

    Callahan, I am so thankful to have you as a friend and fellow artist. With regard to #3 I would love to have more of a discussion so I can understand this idea more deeply. At first glance, I know it to be true but am not sure how it can be realized and sustained.

    • Callahan March 9, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

      Would be happy to have a discussion with you about this Ruth. We do indeed need ways to sustain us economically. Sometimes it becomes our art, but, it will corrupt the art process if there is pressure to make ‘money’ as the impetus. In that way in my view being an artist is different from other professions. For myself I have tried to have professions that are complimentary; my counseling practice and also as you know, I have a business (my floorcloths) that is a ‘craft’ and has much of my artistic self in it but is meant to be ‘decorative’ and to maket. I intend to seek ways for my paintings to gain representation and hopefully to sell as well, more than anything I want my work ‘seeen’/experienced. I think that this is an age old issue. Let’s talk more because this is such an important issue.