Luke Foster Visual Arts and Essays

“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”
Edward de Bono
In some ways I feel like a failure as an artist as I have been at it writing and making art for over twenty-five years and I haven’t even come close to covering my costs even though a few people know who I am now.
I draw, make installations, make staged beach performances in costumes for photos and video and write essays around three times a week. My essays were made into a book titled Mothers Love and that was a financial flop too.
However, I keep pressing forward as I have tried to have full time jobs and small casual day jobs while I make my art but failed miserably.
On the other hand, I also have some social responsibility with my art that is more important than money however eventually I want to be able to at least cover my costs and even better run at a profit.
My main mentor with my art and writing is the Dalai Lama.
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”
Dalai Lama