How do you view competition? Is it healthy or helpful? Does it get in the way? Is it a sideshow?
Today’s DTT was inspired by this quote from Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton.
Competition between artists is almost taboo in the art world . . . Artists are meant to find their own path, make their own rules, and compete with themselves. If they develop a habit of looking over their shoulders, they risk being derivative. But if they are completely ignorant of the hierarchical world in which they operate, then they’re in danger of being outsider artists, caught in the bog of their own consciousness, too preciously idiosyncratic to be taken seriously. (page 118)
Image ©Katherine Kean, Winding Channel
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