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Artist Gwenn Seemel’s bilingual blog about art, portraiture, free culture, and feminism.

Rules that aren’t laws / Des règles qui ne sont pas des lois

2017 . 09 . 28 - Comments / Commentaires (6)

I want to get better at questioning the world.

J’ai envie de questionner le monde plus souvent.


The show at Wildflowers Too is open through October 7th! For more information about Empathetic Magic go here. This video explains my choice to paint tondos for that series.

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L’expo à Wildflowers Too va jusqu’au 7 octobre! Allez ici pour en savoir plus sur La magie empathique. Cette vidéo explique pourquoi cette série est circulaire.

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Wildflowers Too, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, New Jersey

It’s part of the artist’s job to shift society’s thinking. If you’re an artist, you probably know that you simply being an artist is enough to totally freak some people out and cause them to rethink their lives.

Questionner les paradigmes fait partie du travail de l’artiste. Si vous êtes artiste, sans doute vous savez déjà qu’être un artiste est suffisant pour complètement effrayer certaines personnes et les donner envie de repenser leur vie.



Wildflowers Too, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, New Jersey

photo by Maggie / photo par Maggie

Causing other artists to really evaluate the pros and cons of copyright is one my big goals in life, starting with the concepts covered in my 2014 TEDx talk.

Faire en sorte que d’autres artistes réfléchissent plus à propos des avantages et des inconvénients du droit d’auteur est un objectif important dans ma vie, commençant par les concepts abordés dans mon discours TEDx en 2014.



Wildflowers Too, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, New Jersey

And getting artists and everyone else to see that art is a necessity is another.

Encourager les artistes ainsi que d’autres personnes à voir que l’art est une nécessité me passionne aussi.


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(6) Comments / Commentaires: Rules that aren’t laws / Des règles qui ne sont pas des lois

-- Libby Fife -- 2017 . 09 . 28 --

Gwenn,

All of your pieces, round and square, look great hanging together-a happy family made cohesive by your style and content.

Are you making a distinction between art made by independent artists and regular, more mainstream art made by say, gallery supported artists? That one is a luxury and the other isn’t? I tend to think more about genres and how they might appeal to a larger or smaller audience and how that might affect sales so your point is a new one for me, if I am understanding right. I may have muddled it!

Can I say it again? The work looks great! I hope you do well at this venue:)
Libby

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-- Gwenn -- 2017 . 09 . 28 --

@Libby: I could be making that distinction. smile A lot of artists who don’t have gallery representation think that’s why their art isn’t selling.

Really though I was making the distinction between art made by individuals and corporate art—television series made by networks and arty items produced by big design companies for example. People like to say that art is too much of a luxury for them, but they pay their cable bill without batting an eye and they buy mass-produced pretty things without a problem. I think what artists need most is to shift the “art is a luxury” paradigm—both for themselves and for everyone else. We need people to see art for what they already know it is: a necessity. And the way you know they know it is because they wouldn’t dream of giving up their television…

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-- Linda Ursin -- 2017 . 09 . 28 --

I would love to change those beliefs too. I love the way you managed to hang them together

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-- Gwenn -- 2017 . 09 . 28 --

@Linda: It’s the work of a lifetime, isn’t it? I’m glad we’re on the journey together. smile

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-- Linda Ursin -- 2017 . 09 . 28 --

@Gwenn Yes it is and I’m glad too. Plus I get to find the French that’s buried deep in my brain when you talk :D

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-- libby fife -- 2017 . 09 . 28 --

Gwenn,

OK, I totally get that. I think the leap you are writing about is the same leap that people could make when they switch from large commercially produced food, to food that is grown locally or organically, etc. Forgetting the cost factor for a moment, it’s the “idea” of the thing: why we might want those types of products instead of some foods that are mass produced. I suspect the art argument falls into the same category.

Thanks for expanding on the idea for me!
Libby

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