After building a body of work, and a small exhibition record, it was time to take a step back in order to move forward. It’s been a while since I’ve finished something new, but I’m getting there.
In the past two years, I have moved homes, gotten engaged, and payed down debt. As such, my focus has not been on my art. Sure, I’ve dabbled a bit from time to time, but I’ve yet to dive back into it fully.
That’s okay, because in the past, I would dive in head first. Moving forward, I will take my time producing new work (spreading production costs over a longer period of time), and be more selective in how I show it.
I’m going to think twice before paying juries to reject me. I’m going to think twice before showing my work in a tent. I’d still like to be represented by a gallery, but if that doesn’t happen, so be it.
I’m going to make work, I’m going to show it (likely in a space I’ve rented), then I’m going to take a step back, take a break, and figure out how to do it all over again.
Slow and steady wins the race.