Fellowship of the Faithless
Today was the quietest day so far and again a huge reminder how art often survives with a support network. It is a fragile belief and a lonely one but I am preparing for the secular singing on the 15th December and it is this that keeps me going. Belfast has a strong art crowd that go to regular openings but the wider public do not seem to often filter through to the smaller galleries. In thinking of a church as a support network art has some parallels. Your art friends will usually attend your exhibition or friends that work in town have called in when passing. I have said before about tract giving as being self sustaining as often Christians take the tracts from those giving them in solidarity of faith and the similarity if exhibitions are predominantly attended by artists. Is it critical that those outside your field recognise your work?