I am always so serious! Every painting and every word must have purpose and meaning. I was reading ODE magazine yesterday - "Ode to Laughter" edition - and I am struck that being serious is a cultural attitude. I have long been thinking that if one has but a moment to communicate, it should be filled with importance.
no doubt, art is a serious matter, and pure decorative pieces must be sold through the furniture stores. it's when artist starts taking himself/herself too seriously, then it becomes tragic, borderline pathetic.