07/07/2004: "After the ball / too much information?"
So, I'm back to work today and feeling the age old post-show anti-climax. I think getting sick right after the opening delayed the reaction longer than normal. Now that Iím over my bug (Dio: ear bug story = nightmares!) I feel the let down more acutely.
I need to start working on the new series right away; there are a dangerous number of blank canvases staring me down at present. Iím just trying to decide (yet again) if I should start this new series on canvas or panel. I noticed that the canvas bumps didnít look great on a few of the figures once I glazed them. Only with a spot light, ya know what I mean? I like how smooth the wood surface is, Iím just not sure Iím up to all the work of preparing them.
On another note, I put the link to my website on promotional literature (invites, business cards, etc.) because it has links to my art work and contact info for commissions. What I wasnít thinking is that university administrators, faculty, co-works (possibly boss) and others ďin my own backyardĒ so to speak, have actually visited my website and have read much of what I have written here.
I guess I always think of my ďaudienceĒ as being like minded, somewhat eccentric artsy folks out there (far far away), as well as a few local artists who Iím friends with, and thatís it. Now Iíve gotten emails from colleagues asking me about ďfantasexualityĒ and why I donít shave my legs and etc. Oh god, the horror!