Job Description of an Artist

Tonight I asked myself, what is my job description as an Artist? How do I tell if I’m doing a good job? This is what I wrote in response. I’m interested to see what others think too. 

 Job description: To be an artist as distinguished from an artisan, however to create works that are strong both in concept and in craftsmanship. To participate in my community by portraying ways that all the old topics –love, triumph, God, war, beauty, tragedy, fear, redemption, mercy– are played in my time and place. To share that same with future generations, so that they have a visual feeling of this point in history. To connect. To be memorable. 

Kim Vanderheiden

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