How impractical

Dragon's Gift

Dragon’s Gift

“I don’t want to make art for money any more.” For some years now, I have been hearing talented and wonderous artists arrive at community and say this to me.

Silently, I protest.  How impractical. It takes all kinds of money to run intentional communities. These people have marketable skills, skills they enjoy, skills that make the world a better and more lovely place. They should “employ” these skills in in this environment to help keep the mother ship running, and to stay connected to there crafts.

Today, I received this painting as a gift from Dragon (one of these “unemployable” artists). The above picture is not a good quality representation, it is a more powerful piece than this image portrays. I was taken aback. How strongly I felt touched by the image and how I saw both myself and him in it. Something clicked inside me.

Magic and beauty. Turns out practicality is not what matters most.

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About paxus

a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

6 responses to “How impractical”

  1. anissa ljanta says :

    Knowing when to sell and when to give and still access the magic and the beauty…there’s a dance! x

  2. YangYi Hundertwasser says :

    Lovely, the details capture a full emotion and looking at it instantly makes life better. Thank s for sharing.

  3. paxus says :

    art is “are” a representation of what is. i do not like the consumerist capitalist world, i will not allow it into my version of what “is”, your piece is still coming my friend.

  4. coloredstatic says :

    art is “are” a representation of what is. i do not like the consumerist capitalist world, i will not allow it into my version of what “is”, your piece is still coming my friend.

  5. coloredstatic says :

    also this was not a comment from paxus he left himself logged in on wordpress… and i live with the guy. shit im sorry man

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