Everyone in America who makes it a daily mission to create art or protect the rights of artists need to take a critical look at the current legislation that is in place for artists and their finished... More > pieces. Analyzing America’s visual art-centric laws needs to become an essential part of the vocabulary of visual artists and organizations whose missions are to connect with communities and work towards social reform.
This thesis is an attempt at a comprehensive history of where these laws came from and what can and should be improved upon, all while informing artists of their basic rights in order for them to continue to create relevant and stimulating works of art.
Only when artists are wide awake to the society in which they seek to record, will this type of political and societal enlightenment merge with the artist’s aesthetic and training. When the two worlds meet, artists everywhere can continue their task of changing the world for the better.< Less
Visual art advocates, administrators and artists need to know what an artist’s obligation to society is in order to effectively interpret the current laws built into our legal framework for... More > visual art protection.< Less