I hope you are all doing well.
Depending upon your perspective, the SPOTLIGHT in this issue of Artists Are Always Right may
be the most important one ever. It is entitled (cue the spooky organ music), Death in Art. Please note
that I didn't say Death of Art. I'm happy to report that art, in general, is very much alive and well.
Though, I might add, artists (along with everyone else) are at a point in human history in which the
positive influences of art are not only something to be appreciated, but essential as well (as far as
I'm concerned) if humanity is to survive. But I digress.
The timing of this issue's SPOTLIGHT was planned to coincide with Halloween which, as any lover
of chocolate can tell you, makes its yearly ghoulish arrival in October. While Halloween was originally
intended to be a time to remember the dead, modern Halloween celebrations lean more towards
scary monsters and candy treats. Death, however, still remains the primary theme because scary
monsters often kill! That's what they do best!