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069. Rethink: An Introduction

We are a busy society. Whether it is work or school or hobbies, we are constantly in a state of movement. We scroll and consume; we click and binge. We rarely stop and think. And in this perpetual state of movement we can mistake our busyness for productivity and our activity for progress. At times we even perpetuate the status quo because we are too busy moving forward to consider our path.

In this week’s episode, Ryan and Garreth sit down to lay the groundwork for a new series that provides us a chance to rethink some of the clichés, stereotypes or automated responses we all know too well in the art world. Suffering artist, starving artist, emotional artist. Statements like these are not foreign to us, but it is worth the time to reconsider these ideas, where they came from, what their value is, and how we might move forward by rethinking where we go from here.

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