the art of a thankless job
Thankless Job 1 – digital painting – Dan Beck 2007
I am not sure why I left this piece finished where I did – but I think I on some level I wanted the art to be as thankless as the subject itself.
Weeding the mound of dirt between the fields and the road is a thankless job. It is kind of like sweeping the dirt – but it is a job I have witnessed. That it reads like the field worker is spanking his or her own butt – was accidental at first, but left intentionally.
The flying weed – which looks more like a strange anatomical growth – must be my subconscious at work here as well -
There are many thankless jobs in this world – creating original art often fits into that category too.
- Field of Hoes – similar cartoonish feel – but I think the art works a little better – well it was received better anyway
- Thankless Job – Art Journal: Directors – a different aspect of no thanks in art
- Caught In The Town’s Most Thankless Job – TIME – a bit of history shows how different such a phrase can be interpreted and how “the grass is always greener”