There are different types of artists, from canvas, photography, sculptors, crafters, film makers, as well as performing arts dancers, musicians, and theater.They can all be defined as working in such a way by producing a product or service that is unique to their principles and their legacy. Whether this is conscious or not that is debatable. Generally the work has substance, can last and may have a tax advantage. For this reason the chef and the Suitmaker are at a loss as artists. Although if an artist can be defined as one who makes possible an alternative point of view that would allow authors the title as well. If their art is manipulative for unethical reasons, they can be seen as con artists, con short for confidencefor compromising a greater good of culture.
The artist is an essential part of culture. Culture is “The evolved human capacity to classify and represent experiences with symbols; to act imaginatively and creatively; the emerging of elements“ This by definition needs freedom to exist, where as in some countries top down repression rather than grassroots amalgamation is present. Often the arts are not allowed in these “cultures”.
Their modus operando could be, “it’s not what something is but “how” that makes an artist’s work notable. An artist I see is someone that makes us see alternative points of view. Allow us to sustain disbelief and get on with our lives, until such time is needed and taken for relevant thinking to be used. In that way the tailor, the wardrobe consultant and even the salesman can be essential in supporting people to positive or negative change via another point of view of one’s perspective or belief on dressing or with tailoring, the use of formality. Negative change for the ever present clothing consumer in this case would be supporting bad habits of dressing for the sake of change of ones outside, without regard to inner growth. We must remember the word habit, comes from the French word “l habit” which means clothing and good habits are domination, the trump card to experiencing occasional bad ones. Again habits that are attractive are a part of culture and the human capacity to be creative rather than to simply represent experiences with symbols.
Artists as primarily visual and emotive leaders are highly respectable for their contribution when it involves dedication. As having often no choice in taking the oath of poverty, they may believe that they must forfeit luxuries and practicalities as tailoring forgoing their own convictions as an artist that it’s not what they do but how they do it. For many cheque takers forgo this conclusion given their belief that they are not artists and dressing is part of working. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, these uses are equally opposite. The employee may dress mostly for utility and logic on the lowest level while the artists have the option to dress on the highest level that is self-realization. This on high level states that personal significance of conscientiousness and presence of formality and seriousness via their character. We must note that the word character comes from the latin word “charac” or to sculpt (ones tombstone). Character as its often unchangeable, is one thing that we take to the grave. As we know ones suit is often the only thing we can take with us in the end. As suits are so commonly mass produced, this is not generally associated as a value in the manufacturing age.
The artist today, needs like any other self-employed to brand themselves and have the courage of their convictions, no better than anyone else, as they have responsibility of having taken to some degreetheir oath of poverty.
The artist is smart to visualize and know that they need only one suit with two slacks to last a lifetime. They need to choose a sturdy bodied cloth with a harder finish that will be strongly rather than elegantly frame their head and neck. It is with this modest statement and conviction that their work too can be seen to give another point of view, to be the (early) work of one with the staying power and vision for the lover of art.