One thing I've learned is that it's almost like some kind of resonance phenomenon. I've had super-positive reactions to my music, while others have a reaction that's worse
than hating it - they're indifferent
We don't know what gets triggered in the three-dimensional database known as our memory. Does someone like Jackson Pollock for the painting itself, or because it triggers a time in their lives, maybe in kindergarten, where they had utter joy throwing paint around while feeling the first tinges of creativity?
All I know is that artists will keep producing art, and hopefully, be true to themselves - and also hopefully, find an audience with whom their art resonates.