The Messy Studio with Rebecca Crowell

Episode 212: Imaginary Friends and Critics

July 17th, 2022  •  32 mins 50 secs  •  Download (45.1 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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When an artist creates, the people that the artist images viewing the work often are unseen presences in the studio. When we are deeply involved in our work these may fade away, but they tend to reappear when we are uncertain or involved in self-critique. A legitimate and important part of evaluating our work is trying to see the work through someone else’s eyes. But who are these viewers, exactly? Who are we creating art for, besides ourselves? Today we talk about those who view our work, how we imagine them and how much power to give them.