I am wondering how many people here sit around thinking about moral issues and whether that effects their art.
It seems that there isn’t much art around that really deals with moral issues in a big way. There are some people in the ‘fine’ art world who have an axe to grind, usually some kind of femanism, but not all that many people making moral art to do with other people.
I think that the reason is probably money. People don’t want moral messages on their wall and it is hard to make a moral computer game without an overly black and white view of good and evil.
It strikes me that a lot of the art shown on this forum is tacky (to my tastes) even if very well done. Maybe if there was more discussion about the subtler, trickyer aspects of morality then people might make more interesting art?
Don’t get me wrong, this is not meant as a blanket statement about this commnity (I have huge respect for a lot of people here), it is just that the range of subject matter seems rather slim and a lot of potential seems to get missed.
There is a huge amount of talent in the commercial art world and it seems to me that there is a lot of un-tapped power here.