Friday, April 18, 2014

Art and Desire and Mystery, can you give away too much?

I've been thinking lately about these things, the aura of limited-ness that gives that feeling of value.  It gives precious metals and stones their value.  It gives art and the output of an esteemed artist value; of course the value of an artist work goes up when they die because everyone is again faced with the reality, that there is always a limit.

Anyway it seems to me that having a blog is the worst thing ever for that!  So I've turned it off.  Part of it is moving to other forms of internet presence for example twitter and instagram,which I will keep going and adapt as new media come along. In an age of 24/7 access I'm choosing to be less available. I've enjoyed it a lot but as far as a reference to my art now or over the past 8 years, it's done.  Its been a form of oversaturation.  Now I will use the blog for show announcements, I will curate past blog posts with updates for teaching purposes, and if i get any requests to re-post any particular blog entry, I will.

follow me on and instagram @alex_schaefer_7