When life gives you potholes, make Baywatch and pothole-pasta, Image Source: MTL Blog
Once upon a time, a certain idea widely prevailed of the artist as the isolated genius – the mercurial figure who was somehow set apart from the rest of society. That image, alas, was a leftover from the Romantic era of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, a time that has now passed.
Today, the greatest artists, far from detaching themselves from everyone around them, arguably do the direct opposite, plugging themselves into their local communities and making those communities better places to be, in more ways than one.
Confused? Here are a few examples of what we mean.