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Made an attempt to scan through watched deviants and groups - unfortunately images are failing to load...*meh*

I'll try again in a few days -- always look forward to viewing my fave artists workz.

I now visit DA once - or twice - a month now, so there's often a number to check out. But I still do. I guess watching my fave DA artists can be considered a sort-of 'guilty pleasure' I can still enjoy on the otherwise ridiculous world-wide-web.

On The Subjects of the Social/Political

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 24, 2018, 8:26 AM
LucieBel's Spiel

or, How I learned to love the word...


There are those who don't believe that 'politics' has a place at an 'art' community like deviantArt. That is impossibly naive. All art is politics in one way or another. Art is expression, and even the most mundane piece is saying something about our world and the 'things' in it. 'Politics' is an expression of the same.

Whether one overtly takes up a 'cause' or whether one simply expresses an emotion related in an image, sculpture, painting, etc., one is making a statement regarding this time in world history. Sometimes art can be the most pure form of political expression - especially when it removes itself from ideological and outright 'political' commentary.

I, personally, take every part of my social/political perception seriously - but I don't live with an illusion that I will 'convince' others to embrace my particular worldview. Still, this does not prevent me from paying attention to what others think and care about. I've enjoyed a vast array of works by artists here at deviantArt who would perhaps never agree with my social/political positions - nor I with theirs. But this is the beauty of art...

A point made well - in its most natural sense - is universal. It cuts through 'ideology' and presents a picture of life on Earth that speaks to a kind of 'truth'. Only after an artist gives it to the world does it become the personal property of those who adopt it as theirs. Then, that work takes on another life - sometimes quite contrary to what the artist intended. But that element of 'truth' remains - it's only now a question of interpretation.

When others argue that there is 'no place' for particular thoughts and worldviews at a site like deviantArt, they betray the value of art...period. They are, in effect, attempting to dictate their own particular vision and deny all others - they are not 'artists' but rather ideological charlatans. If one does not agree with another's opinions, one can either ignore it or voice the opposition to it.

In the outward world of politics, one has come to expect severe censorship of unpopular opinion - this is an age of blatant social/political conformity imposed upon the 'people' by a dominant, and, in my personal opinion, degenerate cult of 'mass manipulation'. But this should not be hallowed as desirable in a community of artists.

Art is only as good as the vision of the creator - and what kind of vision would a creator have if everything was well-and-good in his/her sights? The interplay of forces is what creates the most profound works - it makes a piece valuable in its passion. This is true of the most mundane works. To deny those forces - those influences - expression, is to deny those forces which inspire not only art, but life itself.

So when people talk of things having 'no place on deviantArt' let's be clear - these are people who do not love art, they instead are people who wish to make 'art' into a form of sensory manipulation and deprivation. And that is no longer 'art' but the most deceptive kind of propaganda. Anyone claiming otherwise is either disingenuous or, simply put, stupid.


  • Listening to: The wonderful - and very rare - sound of silence.
  • Drinking: My second cuppa of the day - and 'it is good'.

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leothefox Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2019   General Artist
Cute Cotton Thank you for faving

Master of the Asteroid by leothefox  
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DasGhul Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2019   General Artist

:iconhypnotizeplz: THX 4 WATCHING :iconhypnotizeplz:

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HelenFelicia Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! I have a facebook page with more scraperboard art. Likes/commissions welcome! www.facebook.com/HelenGawneScr…
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ratinrage Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
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Kellsyy Featured By Owner May 31, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! :wave: Thanks for the :+fav: .
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:8Btophat: thank you very much for the +fav Tard Jig by BurgerBunny
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Thanks for the fav! :bow: :hug:
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