Artistic Concerns

To be adored by the masses is good if you are a pop icon or a gladiator. That is then the goal of your profession. Entertainers always say: I am nothing without my fans.
That is the exact opposite for artists. Artists need to be everything without the fans, and nothing without their art.
True art is created for the ineffable, for it's own purpose and fulfillment, for god, if she exists. To share your art is imperative, systemic. Fame and fortune might be a means to an end, pleasant no doubt, but ultimately we and our creations are but dust and ashes and only the calm of our soul, the pursuit of our passions, and the laughter of our children have lasting meaning.