I think they should not look for, but look passively - and try to receive what the painting has to offer and not bring a subject matter or preconceived idea of what they are to be looking for.-Pollock
Inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World, Christine Fermo used her iPhone 6s during the course of her disability to take photos all throughout the DMV area as a way to refocus herself on the beauty around her despite her struggles.
Christine Fermo is a disabled artist, photographer, musician, and writer, local to the DC/MD/VA area for the past 8 years. She dutifully makes it a practice to internalize and re-interpret the artwork she sees on a daily basis in place of your conventional 9 to 5 job. She pushes boundaries and innovates, focusing on social commentary concerning the value placed on the artist's role in society, especially in the times of social media, smartphones, globalization, and the technological revolution. Should an artist be paid less than a computer programmer merely because her job is less conventional or "less vital" to society? Since the advent of Napster and social media, many assume that art should be free, including photography, music, mass-produced online reproductions of Van Goghs and Monets. While Van Goghs and Monets may be likened to music in the public domain, new works are not. Is the work of internalizing and re-interpreting art not considered work? Is the work of the artist not work? Has social media induced a socialist approach to art?