Done Done and on to the Next One
"Dirt Dance Floor" is officially down. I feel very fortunate to have been able to plan and pull off another solo show. I don't know when the opportunity will come next. I really appreciate everyone who came to see my work. I especially appreciate those who bought a piece: the support means a lot and really helps me keep moving forward with my work.
The unsold pieces from that show have moved on to several different places. Several moved along with Tapp's to the new Tapp's Outpost location in Five Points. Many were moved to The Main Street Arts, a pioneering art effort just a block and a half north of Tapp's on Main. Some came home with me. And I sold a couple during the transition.
"Rocket Queen" in West Columbia
I don't think I ever actually announced it, but I sold my large seahorse sculpture to the City of West Columbia and it has since been installed in their new Interactive Art Park. I'm honored to have my work there, and it's great to see local municipalities investing in the idea that public art can have a great positive impact.
Gervais Street Bridge Dinner
Well this was fun! I lent a few pieces of my art to this event and my wife and I got to go. They close down the bridge for the evening and you get to eat dinner and enjoy drinks and live music with hundreds of your closest friends. It was a really nice evening. I danced. Yeah, you heard me.
Working Small. With Buttons, Plastic, Paper, and Wood
I haven't gotten back to my garage in any real, sustained way since the final push to get the pieces for "Dirt Dance Floor" finished in late September. I have, however, started making some small indoor pieces using a lot of non-metal. It's been really nice to get back to being a bit more experimental -- it's funny sometimes how having a vision is actually constraining. Anyway, working small feels right for now and I'll probably push that for a while until it gets boring. I'll add new pieces to the Gallery as I make them.
In lieu of spending a lot of time in the garage, I've been trying to reteach myself how to draw. In an effort to not just fall back on the same stuff over and over I've taken to starting quick pictures at night by having one of my kids make a quick scribble in my sketch pad. Then I turn it into something while they're ramping down for bed. I've started calling these "Bedtime Beasts." You can see a sample here.
I added a new section to my website listing everything I've got for sale. I'll be adding to it as I make new things. I don't do a large volume of business, so there's no "cart" or automated system or anything like that. If you're interested in something just send me an email at email@example.com. As always, interesting trades considered.