An Open Letter To All Artists
In my years as an artist, I've heard multiple people claim art isn't "real" work.
To me, the very claim is a slap in the face to every artist who has ever contributed their skills to ANY culture over millennia.
I really wonder why artists are so often under/unappreciated. Besides being an artist myself, I am also an activist for the arts.
I want to motivate all artists to demand the respect they/we deserve.
I'm not saying be arrogant, I am saying when someone tears down the art you've put your life into, stand up for it, with dignity.
© 2018, J.N.R Dutton
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