she's still unemployed...
This article in the NY Times spoke to me on some levels. This notion, though, of the artist having a job as a sort of break from creative ventures, as a way to "clear the mind" essentially, is in part a privileged viewpoint, if one is able to create life in this way, then yes, I myself can see "work" as a break from the flighty mind-full of creative energy. This article, too neglects to talk about "work" as in something one has to do to make money vs. "work" as making art - something I find very contentious and will be saved for more a thorough introspection.
"What, then, is the real relationship between art and trade? Agonistic? Complementary? The question, suggesting something like a creative sanctum shimmering a few meters above the room in which you punch a clock or schedule a meeting, supposes that aesthetic experience is categorically different from everyday experience, and that muse-fueled invention floats apart from earthier forms of productivity."
'"What’s more, Gidla fervently believes that the individual “should be participating in social production, something useful for society.”'
I created a JPG of the article and put it here, something for which, if found, I'm sure the copyright police will have my eye.