on going on facebook concerning art. Time vs value. The underlying statement being that the more time spent on a work of art the more value placed on said piece. I find this a rather odd way of thinking I guess because my own styles mean I work very fast, this includes the medieval stuff too. So does the fact that I spent less time on a work of art than someone else lessen the value of my art vs theirs simply because I A: work faster or B. have a style that doesn't take as much time?
find that while adding time into the art value equation is valid and
necessary for determining monetary value )( ie. for sale) in the end it
should not be the only factor and simply because one person spends less
time on a work of art than another does not lessen the actual value of
the art in any way shape of form especially as art is subjective anyway.
I went to art college and have that piece of paper, I went to college
and have a degree in Art history too, I put my time into the school
system to work through the academic side of this, I also work at being
an artist pretty much on a daily basis with various techniques and
materials. In essence I've done my time so why is my art less valuable
than another person's simple because of the number of hours spent on it?
find I get rather ticked off with the whole discussion. I'm lucky in
that I don't have to live off my art but that doesn't mean I am any less
of an artist. I've been selling work since I was 15 but I chose to go a
different route in terms of actually making a living. Does this choice
devalue my art? Is what I produce less than what someone else produces
because I don't live off it or spend as much time making it? I also
choose to give a lot of art away ( not including the sca stuff) because
in doing so I am giving gifts of my talent, my art and above all else my
time. Giving art away doesn't lessen the value either, it's a gift from
me to said person.
I have to walk away from this particular
conversation because I get tired of my art being devalued simply because
I didn't spend a magical number of hours on it. If hours spent is the
only factor we will use to place a figure value on art then I will
always be on the low end of the list. I rarely sell my art because
trying to put a monetary figure on it is impossible, giving it to people
as a gift is priceless and it makes people happy which for me is far
more important than money.