Public Amateur - Claire Pentecost - Dilettante Ventures

We are certainly sympathetic to Claire Pentecost's Public Amateur project (apparently stalled or in progress):

It started in an effort to theorize a paradigm of the artist, which is well under way in practice. Under this paradigm the artist serves as conduit between specialized knowledge fields and other members of the public sphere by assuming a role I have called the Public Amateur.

Why Amateur?
Why Public?
On this point she loses us a bit: Why Artist?

See our related posts on the amateur:
Robert Stebbins - Amateur - Greg Sholette
Gregory Sholette - Creative Dark Matter - Carlos Basualdo