So I've been thinking doing art for a living again but I really struggle to work up the inspiration and motivation to create new pieces. I think that one of the reasons why is that art (particularly online) has become so shallow, becoming less of a language of a soul and more of a cargo-cult around brands, celebrity and intellectual properities. There's just something so empty and depressing about seeing the millionth piece of fanart for a game or film, for example. Facsimiles of the ever pervasive brands and mascots deeply entrenched in out consumerist society. It just feels so empty.