I have been an artist of many existential crises. Almost every semester of art school I have almost given up the gig entirely. BUT, something wonderful!!, astounding!!!, life changing!! happened to me this summer. I made public art. It completely changed my mental model of my practice and absolutely qualmed any concerns I had about the studio isolation effect.
On the prowl for outlets for public art (and for a paying job), I ran across this article in the T magazine of the New York Times. RxArt not only gets art out of the galleries, but gets it into places that really need some cheer- Children's Hospitals. Take a look, its a pretty wonderful program.
5 years ago