From TV yesterday: “Real artists don’t paint elephants.”
😯 I would say that people can’t be pigeon-holed, and nor can artists. If they could, it would make them less part of the world; less real.
I’m inclined to wonder if there’s a ‘let’s make everyone else feel they’re of no value’ thing going on… perhaps in every field you care to think of. It’s as though people ‘possess’ the field they are part of; they make up arbitrary rules and impossible standards to try and keep everyone else out.