|Piece with the most favorites: Mainly because of a daily deviation on 3/4/13.|
From the artist’s (or other figure’s) perspective we are meeting fans. Based on the artist, this may be easier or harder for some to remember a name or face. Either way though, they know you, but you don’t know them.
For me, this happens a lot online as well. While I may enjoy the conversations with many of you from time to time, there are very few of “ye’ fans” who I will remember by name. On DeviantArt I’m lucky enough to recognize a user’s avatars, instead of their username. Youtube is just the same. I am of course operating on my best intentions, but sometimes I lose track of everyone.
So my point for today, is really a concern that I do wish more fans and patrons of the arts would recognize. Put simply, it’s that we (as artists) meet a lot of people, and can’t be expected to remember everyone. While it is very easy for a single person or a group to know one person, it is much harder for a single person to know all the members of a group. In regards to my seminary days...a church of people, will know a priest, deacon, or seminarian by name, but that person won’t know the names of 500+ people.
In general, I ask that you don’t hold the artist accountable for knowing your name, wanting to be friends, or treating you with anything more than awkward respect they already give you. Please, it’s hard enough already.
Born, raised, and currently residing in the Pittsburgh, PA area I started painting when I was 10 and haven't looked back since. I'm now an emerging artist in the public market as a new member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists. Although, my primary audience exists through Youtube.|
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