I was going to say “there’s good news and bad news,” but I’ve decided it’s actually all good! This piece came about as a result of a call for artists for the latest Arts in the Airport exhibition at McGhee Tyson (always a good show! Swing by if you’re flying through K-town!). I thought it would be the perfect chance to explore what my die cutter can do on a larger scale. So I cut the parts, got it laid out, and taped the pieces down so I could get a nice digital photo.
Maybe you’re wondering, “Why just tape down the art and not glue it?” Because in the middle of creating this, I got my eyes opened to my current financial state, which in turn prompted me to step back and take stock of the direction I’m going with my artwork.
Long story short, I decided to not enter the piece in the show, and in fact, not assemble it at all and instead use the pieces for future projects. Bottom line is that I’ve got a renewed focus in monetizing smaller and more functional pieces so I can lower my overhead and get stuff out there and selling so I can in turn keep doing this 🙂 !
First and foremost I am concentrating on my room divider screens. How to make them affordable, marketable, and shippable. The devil’s in the details. But I’m determined to come up with a product that stays true to my mission of creating one-of-a-kind, vintage, eco-friendly re-purposed art. So I may be going underground for awhile to fine-tune. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, here’s a detail shot of the late, great, never-to-exist “Uprising,” 56+” h x 24″ w.