Kurt Vonnegut told his brother Bernie in a letter that ‘pictures are famous because of their humanness and not for their pictureness.’ His brother was worried about showing his work in public. Kurt goes on to say that contemplating a work of art is a social activity. And that if you want to know if your work is art or not, you must display it in public. The whole point is to have strangers look at it.
That’s a paraphrasing his words but what he is really saying is a work has to go out into the world on its own.
So that’s what I must think when I write my blogs.