Photographs of Dexter Michigan and surrounding areas.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Commerce of Charity Art
Tree Tops (oil)
I grew up in a family of artists; if you expect to make a decent living -- it is not the best career choice. Because of this perception, I pursued economics and management in my education, and have worked in business and research based positions. Yet, creating art calls to me constantly, whispering in my ear like a March wind. I create art when I can, often times when I should be doing something else. I've always had the clear understanding that this is a personal journey, not one to be compensated.
Honey Jar (digitally altered photograph)
Recently I realized that when I donate art for charity auctions -- there is a commerce involved -- one that still feeds me in away. I may have underestimated the value in this form of art commerce. Here are two current charities I'm participating in: