Had a great time discussing my ideas on innovation and risk in this challenging world with a range of students.
I was gratified to find a very open and interested response from the them. This was confirmed when we discussed individual work and the potential to apply a world view to the needs of the art market.
The demands of trying to make a living in the current environment are daunting. This is equally true to either fine or commercial art. So we spent a good amount of time looking at their passions and the need for creating a support culture in which the individual could grow and survive.
My thanks to the students for their feedback and warm response. We had some good laughs as you can see!