Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin
Different how so? I used to hang with a group of Post Modernist Abstract Expressionists who went to COFA (know it?) back in the early 80's. Sadly heroin fucked a couple of them up and the rest did Dip Eds and became High School teacher, not a good choice its there sanity not mine. Bit of a hard career to hack out if ask me, painting that is.
I go occasionally the NPA is ok more into photography these days.
ps missus went to SCOA and UTS Design and AFTRS more money in film than paint. Ha teenage son not interested in Arts wants to be a chippie.
Well i'm doing a philosophy/art history major purely to learn, I've no idea how to make money out of it. Sure i can teach or write academically but i doubt I'll do so well, and there's no room for mediocrity in that field of work.
Yep, i know COFA, and the students there are worse than ever.
No doubt painting would be a difficult pursuit, especially when i personally don't prescribe to the contemporary aesthetic (my work is Post-Impressionist) but i'm not looking for prosperity in a career, just enough for a comfortable life, and I can live on very little (apart from clothes and books, go figure). I thought about film, but I don't have the money for it.
What does your wife do now?