Saturday, November 10, 2007
I'm glad that there are super nice people who are kind enough to share their thoughts on my artwork. I like hearing and telling stories and answering interesting questions. There are a few standard questions that we get at every show. There are also expectedly some questions that, well...require clever and inventive answers. For instance, my sister and I were asked this evening how it feels to live in my dad's shadow. Emily took that one replied that we don't actually live in his shadow, we're sort of dancing around it, making our own shadows. She was also told that maybe she should think about doing some Lord of the Rings paintings. Hmmm....
Last night we were asked why we (and this question was executed with hand gestures) left the chest and shoulders exposed on several of our paintings. I replied that it was because leaving anything exposed means it's vulnerable. That was a pretty good answer. Surprisingly no one asked me about the bruise on my face that is greenish purple. I'm glad for all the questions. It keeps me on my toes and makes me aware and accountable for what I'm putting out there.
Thanks everybody who worked so hard to put these shows together and I'm glad it all went well.