To Be Sold
I think anyone’s words matter. I have no problem reading anyone’s writing. I think anyone’s art matters. I have no problem seeing anyone’s art. I have no problem with anyone’s artistic expression.
What does it mean for a book, a sculpture, a poem, a painting, a song, a dance, a show to ‘be a good fit’ for a certain community, a certain venue?
Every artistic expression is legitimate.
Isn’t every artistic expression somehow a fit because every artist’s opinions, ideas, creativity originated from somewhere in the world and since we are all a part of it, how are certain works not ‘marketable’? How is any work to be rejected at all because ‘they won’t sell’ or ‘no one would be interested’ or ‘they aren’t current’ or ‘the style isn’t right’? Why condition people’s minds to prefer certain things instead of being open to all things? To all words? To all subjects? To all images?