We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The term "modern art" is, I think, misunderstood - even by those in the art world. They divide it into many periods. I draw the dividing line at the invention of photography. Before that realism was the measure. After that it was the emotion invoked.
Or am I just a pretentious BS artist? Either way I'm an artist. Despite the fact the "Famous Artist School" sent me back my three dollars with a note that said "Kid, we scam fools. Even we won't scam people in institutions".