Art is so subjective in many ways it's like literature or opera, films or music we know what we like and we definitely know what we don't like. I was recently talking to my son in law Ross Andrews about his sand art. Lots of people love the huge bits of work he does, but he has had stand up rows with people who dislike what he does claiming he is wasting tax payers money which in itself is very amusing as he does it for his own enjoyment and as a challenge to himself and the occasional commission. He works 12 & 16 hours a day in his beach kiosk seeing the holiday makers visiting his bit of heaven Botany Bay here in Broadstairs. But because he dares to challenge other's perception' s of the norm ie work outside of their personal vacuums he must be getting some sort of grant or sponging off the state in some way he is often told he should very a job rather than draw in the sand.
We are Back to those youngsters again and their insights to other people's perceptions of Art and Artists. Now I have deliberately used capital A when speaking about Art and Artists because it is important to me and I would challenge other's to view art or Art from somewhere outside the vacuum they find themselves in and open and embrace ART after all it is what define's us humans from the Apes (I didn't mean to use that capital A)