Over and again, the mistaken intellectualism and hackneyed fad: “Artists disrupt.”
In my email this morning, yet another production so marketed. Revolutionaries destroy. Artists, traditionally in Western civilization, discover and express that which is Beautiful and True. Very often, that which can not be seen or heard or witnessed without heightened aesthetic discernment. This is the realm of the Artist. Many claim to be Artists: few are!
An Artist is a constructive presence in the world, operating aesthetically, whose contribution is a benefit to the consciousness of the audience who is capable of heightened awareness: which is, in my experience, much of mankind.