Or do you make me invisible?
In my artistic life so far I have sold more paintings than the one that Van Gogh sold in his life, so that makes me feel good about creating artwork. On the other hand, I have created lots and lots of artwork that has not sold, and their lack of going forth into the world has sometimes made me wonder about their worth. Writing a book that no one wants to publish or creating a painting that no one wants to purchase can make the creator feel as if he is creating orphans that are destined to go unwanted. So what gives something value?
I have come to the conclusion that whether or not others assign a monetary value to what one produces does not matter. The value inherent in something may not be blatantly apparent to those who did not create it, and might need to be searched for…
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