And if the ideas don’t spread, if no gift is received, then there is no art, only effort. When an artist stops work before his art is received, his work is unfulfilled.—Seth Godin
This quote is taken from page 99 of Godin’s book Linchpin, which I highly recommend. Godin uses the word “artist” in the broadest sense. To him, artists don’t just paint, draw, sculpt, weld, build, sew, print, and carve. An artist is anyone with big ideas who becomes indispensable and changes the world.
Does this quote apply to visual artists?