I just started subscribing, but just from watching a few videos including "The Poem." I can tell this site is something special and I would like to support it. It doesn't matter to me what Mark uses the money for, good work should simply be acknowledged and rewarded on it's own merits. Thank you.
I could not agree more Tin. The artist's job is not to save the world but to save themselves. Kevin Carter committed suicide shortly after photographing the Pulitzer Prize winning photograph "The Vulture and the Little Girl." The suicide was in response to the massive amount of criticism he received. I do not ask my dentist to fix my computer and I do not ask my plumber for medical advice. I praise the social worker for doing social work and I praise the artist for his art.
As Charles Bukowski once said "“A man could write much better after eating a porterhouse steak and drinking a pint of whiskey than he could ever write after eating a nickel candy bar. The myth of the starving artist was a hoax.”