I remember seeing this t-shirt years ago in Dallas. I regret not buying it. What it says speaks to many a frustration I have with the general public's opinions on art. I was listening to an art podcast on my way into work this morning and they were talking about a website (that I haven't found yet) that lets you pick art by color, theme, etc. In other words, finding a piece of art to match your sofa. Arrrgh! C'mon people! Art is so much more than that. It defies definition. It dwells deep down in the soul of man and, when it feels like it, it spurts to the top like an oil geyser and manifests itself in the real world. I don't know how to describe it but I do know this...it won't match your sofa! If anything, you should buy stuff for your house that matches your art. That's what Sarah and I do.
Anyway, the t-shirt design is by Fred Babb. Check it out. I also like the shirt that says, "Go to your studio and make stuff."