Blog: Honest Work

Christine Alfery

Posted on April 07 2021

Blog: Honest Work

Featured image: Balance

When an artwork is authentic, that is unique, an original, part of who the artist is, then the artwork is real. In other words, it is an honest artwork – straight from the heart. It is honest. It's authentic. It's sensitive to the artist's emotions, and to the viewer's emotions when they are stopped by it to ponder a bit longer. It ignites a spark in them that they can recognize.

This artwork needs respect whether one likes it or not, whether it is good or bad. It needs respect because it is “real.” Sometimes we mistake how we “feel” about something with authenticity and honesty. How we “feel” about something does not make it good or bad. That's just how we feel about it. Good and bad can be based on objective thinking if we want to be fair and honest about the work.

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