When you invite new friends to come over, you hope they feel comfortable in your space. So you clean up in a frenzy (or is that just me?), drape something over what can't be moved...
...then cross your fingers. That was me early this week: I hosted my first studio visit for some people who are interested in my work. Studio visits are, or can be, a big deal. They usually mean one of the following:
- The visitor is considering exhibiting multiple pieces of your work, or
- The visitor is considering buying multiple pieces of your work, possibly right then and there.
Either way, they want to see it in person.
And the visit went amazingly well: one visitor compared my washboard-mounted altered books to work by assemblage artist Betye Saar. Dizzyingly high praise.
I can't say much more about the visit, but I can tell you this: I'm going to spend the next 13 months making A LOT of work. I promise to keep showing you what I can. Are you ready to follow the mystery as it unfolds?