I am enjoying my new play environment here at Red Bubble but even here I find the taint of real world corruption is encroaching. Here there is art that is uplifting and powerful, art that transfixes with it’s imagery and its genius. I can respect the hours of hard work and inspiration that is put into the art work here.
I cannot help but wonder though at the response to my own work here and i wonder if others have also experienced the same. I have a small number of works. Some I like better than others, some I think are better than others. Not necessarily the same thing.
One however stands out in the number of viewings, though interestingly not so much in the number of comments.
It is not what I would consider my best work although it is one of my favourites for purely personal reasons. Maybe I am a romantic, maybe just once I thought the prurient interest in the nude female may not be as noticeable in an artistic environment. Maybe we just have too many voyeurs in the Red Bubble space.Art I suppose has long been devoted to the nude and a beautiful nude is indeed a thing of awe. However my own clumsy efforts can not in any way be considered great art and it somehow saddens me to see that twice as many viewings of my “shy girl” than any other piece.
I am in conflict as I was the one who posted it and yet I object to it being viewed in the manner that I fear it is being. Somehow the lopsided viewing has made me feel that it is being looked at in the way or porn rather than art. Yes I know that some porn makes great art but somehow I still feel cheapened.
For the moment I will leave it here but I am still considering the issue. I would be interested in others thoughts.