In an earlier post I mentioned a former professor of an academy complaining about his students and their distinctive lack of general knowledge and the inability to write correctly.
It has led to quite a discussion on linkedin which eventually took us to the ultimate question of what is wrong with the world and how could it be changed. Some seemed to think that you cannot do anything about it. After all who are we? What can we do as individuals where politicians fail?
Can artists make a difference? What if all the artists united and pledged to post a painting on a certain day of the month taking environmental or other important issues as a common subject? Would that get noticed? Would that improve awareness? Would that make the headlines? If thousands of paintings appeared on a certain day all concerned with the same subject and at regular intervals, I think it would.