Originally Posted by Ara
If I walk away from your art piece, no one loses out. I understand your political point, yet I will not support art that disrespects a flag, a religion, a group of people. If you're intent on picking a fight, there are others who will participate.
We do have a problem if we are going to use paintings to make certain points. If we are very direct people may be offended, if we are subtle they do not understand our point. We are, however, using a visual language (hello Keith), so might we not expect a different kind of communication. In what way should this work.
I obviously have no direct knowledge of what's happening in the US, although I know what I see here in the UK. I see people who don't think, live half way in cloud cuckoo land and couldn't care less what happens in Iraq just so long as their bread is buttered. It's very easy to place the blame for that on the media and advertising people. Maybe one job of art is to provoke an awakening of people's minds. If they do walk away, then at least we can hope they have made up their own minds on matters of importance.