Good question Julie-Ann Amos! Artist are "starving" to get their artwork sold or just recognized. It is a very tough market to make your artwork stand out from every other piece of artwork, so thus makes it harder to sell. Selling in a down economy makes the challenge even more interesting. "Starving" is the expression that we artist use to explain a new artists' motivation to sell artwork. So we are "starving" for our artwork's attention. Hope this answers your question. Sorry it took me so long to help you answer your question but I just came acrossed it today.
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