There was an article about the way the art world is changing in the
I’m not entirely sure what I think. Opinions?
One of his notions is that instead of focusing on one artistic
discipline, the upcoming wave has no discipline, and dabbles in
everything, not deeply. Largely as a side-effect of the unstable
economy, and the need to diversify. Lord knows I’ve given just that
advice to younger folks: “be a good all-around’er”
I have a ponderment of this trend as it relates to metalsmithing:
the barrier to entry to the ‘serious’ club is so high, both in terms
of study, education (knowing what you’re doing, not sheepskins) and
equipment, that at the higher levels, we may well be safe from the
dabblers. Just too hard to get anywhere without serious investment
of time, sweat, and money.