Give, and it will be given to you. Take, and it shall be taken from you. Cheat, and it shall be cheated off you. My moral compass.
“Your perception is entrenched by the art circle you trusted. If scholarship pursuits doesn’t court connoisseurship, art pursuits will never flourish and most artist will wilt to oblivion. Who can continually support a vocational adventure whose objective but interest and archiving and those with vested interest churns not a financial break even? Which artist could have their dreams fulfilled if the first hurdle of connoisseurship wasn’t vetted thru before institutional collecting? In the first place have they ever thought of how their works could linger in the minds of decision makers linked to larger institutions? How about the waiting time? Where does the funds come from and why in particular of all artist must you think you are the deserving one?”