94/365 – ” Where could you use more legitimacy? ”
Throughout my career as an artist, I’ve never pursued awards or accolades and instead chose to focus my time on creating meaningful, far-reaching, and (hopefully) impactful work.
In some ways, this has benefited me tremendously – resulting in a unique visual portfolio and impressive statistics.
On the other hand, my lack of distinction in these more established institutions keeps me estranged from the more exclusive gatherings, galleries, and festivals.
Investing time into building legitimacy within existing power structures may be a frustrating experience, but one that ultimately pays off over time.
Legitimacy is synonymous with trust – and trust is worth a lot of money.