I received an email today asking me to build another sculpture for some event. It sounded like an exciting opportunity at first. Someone saw the ice cream sculpture I built, liked it and wanted to commission me to build something else… or so I thought. Then I quickly realized that it was for an event that people can go to just to boost their instagram followers. I’m slightly terrified and upset that this is even a thing that artists would consider doing. It’s upsetting to think that people may be making art just to get noticed by other people on the internet. If you’re making great art, hopefully the people that matter will notice it. Here are the emails we exchanged.
edit: this event also offers getting over 100k followers in one night! oy vey