The threefold responsibility of the artist is: to creation, the individual talent, and to humanity. Charles Philip Brooks
Edna St. Vincent Millay, deceased, is brought before the Highest Court to answer for her offenses.
The Charge: Crimes against humanity through willful debasement of the artist’s body and mind.
The Problem:Does an artist have the right to destroy her life and hence her particular and unique talent with sex, drugs, alcohol?
Mightn’t it be right and proper to hold artists to a higher standard than we hold more common types of humankind?
What does an artist owe the world of Art in light of the fact that many artists are denied the space, time, support, even physical and mental safety by which they may be allowed to pursue their vision?
What right does an artist have to ruin lives, not her own and not even those who have chosen to participate, but the lives of innocent bystanders? Should an artist be held responsible for any and all collateral damage?