1000 Flowers for the Planet - #368 Support a Sculptor
Being an artist can be a very difficult occupation. It’s hard to get known and it’s hard to get support. Artists work intuitively. It is a need they have to express themselves through creative endeavour. It is a life that calls them from deep within, one in which they find ways most others would never be able to imagine to express thoughts, feelings and ideas.
Sculptors work in many varied materials. A few are able to sell large pieces to government bodies and have their work displayed as public art. This is a fantastic outcome for those few. Many other sculptors will work on a smaller scale, so the next time you think of buying some type of ornament for your garden, stop! Don’t walk into the garden section at some hug chain store and buy something mass produced in a factory in another country. Think about buying a unique piece of sculpture from a local artist, one that no other garden will ever have, something that makes you a patron of the arts and contribute to another human being’s ability to earn a living. By supporting a sculptor you give that person the opportunity to be what they were always meant to be – a sculptor.