Schuyler LAKE

Art is not useful. It never has been useful; it does not exist to be useful. Once it is created it can be, and often is used effectively for one purpose or another. But it is not created to be used. It is created for another reason entirely. Art does not serve society; rather it leads and teaches. Society would not be society in any meaningful way, without art.

Art will outlast society. Society needs art more than art needs society.

"between the devil and the deep blue sea"

sand, acrylic on canvas, 48"x36"




"past lives"

bone glue on board, 28"x22"