Monday, March 10, 2014

where are the buyers?

buyers exist everywhere- as do sellers - and many of my clients - after I work with them - then connect with me on Facebook and linkedIn - my clients come to me via word of mouth as well as from my "Doubling Project" but there have been people who have come to me after finding my business card that has been dropped in the street by someone else - and students have told me that their teachers have used my work as an example in their classrooms - I exist in a world that is very different-that has no boundaries - no restrictions and business - buyers - purchasers come to me from anywhere and everywhere -

today - the exterminator came to the studio - after his job was complete - he asked me to sign the sheet that he had come to my location - I did - and realized that he was using my promotional pen with the website address for my art collection - I laughed and he mentioned that yes he had gone online to see my work and wants to purchase some prints soon -

there is no way to tell who will buy or what they will buy - not in this world and with the number of opportunities that we have and that keep growing each and every day - during each and every moment that we are alive - never give up hope - always think that no matter who you come in contact with that they may be benefit by seeing something of your work - that they may wish to make a purchase or that they may know someone else who may be interested in seeing and perhaps purchasing some of your work -there is no harm in thinking this way and nothing to lose - while not thinking this way will rob you of the possibilities that exist that you do not take advantage of .

Sunday, March 2, 2014

should the artist hold a mirror up to the world

well - this is certainly an interesting question -

first of all - is there anything that the artist should and shouldn't do -

but from another perspective -

I believe that that type of question needs to be answered by each individual artist by him or herself -

after they each ask themselves the question -

does holding up a mirror to the world help me accomplish anything in the way of what I would like to accomplish with my art if indeed there is anything that the particular artist asking the question of themselves actually wants to accomplish -
(and this of course will vary from artist to artist depending on their own individual perspective) -

and then in what way or manner of doing things will I be able to accomplish such a task - such a requirement or should or shouldn't need not be placed on any artist's psyche -

while living in this world may in some cases automatically induce the artist in some way to do just what the question poses -
to hold up a mirror to the world -
in which case -
with each individual artist and each individual work of art -
I would have to question --
just which part of the world and in which direction is that mirror - or perhaps group of mirrors pointing -
because -
each individual subject that a mirror may be used to point something at has an infinite number of directions that these mirrors may be pointing towards -

so the question not only asks for an answer of course

but then in a sense leaves many other questions thereafter to be answered -