INFLUENCES: Invisible Creature
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INFLUENCES: Invisible Creature

The whole is more than the sum of its parts. –Aristotle He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas. –John Ruskin An artist never works alone; whether they know it or not, each artist is constantly influenced by what they see. We … Continue reading

The Best of Filter/Gauge in 2013
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The Best of Filter/Gauge in 2013

The end of the year has come! Everyone is reflecting back on the previous year and here at Filter/Gauge it’s no different. Followers have been trickling in since the blog started in June and personally, I think it has been a great year of writing. It took F/G a while to find it’s footing in … Continue reading

Open Ended
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Open Ended

Part of the enjoyment—for me, at least— of viewing art is in the interpretation. A piece of artwork after all, is itself an interpretation, visually (or otherwise) of an artist’s voice. We have a unique opportunity—a responsibility even—as viewers to draw conclusions and make connections between the work we are viewing and our own experiences. … Continue reading

Help Wanted: Spec work vs. Self-initiated
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Help Wanted: Spec work vs. Self-initiated

Help Wanted is a series of essays about job related topics within the world of art. It will be a recurring feature. The previous Help Wanted dealt with internships and whether or not they should be paid. Proper compensation is an extremely important issue and in a world where crowdsourced work is becoming more popular … Continue reading