Here's what is going on in my art world.
Last May, my Afterburner show at Tapp's more-or-less inaugurated my "career" as a professional artist. While I don't have anything like that show planned for this summer, I do have pieces scheduled to be shown in various locations and contexts. I thought it would be a fun experiment in brand-building and engagement to create a selfie contest. I finished up the rules this morning. I'll make a custom sculpture for the grand prize winner. I'll have pieces at ArtFields, Kinetic Derby Day, and Luna Lola in April and Tapp's in June and July. There may be additions to the schedule. By doing this I'm hoping to improve my connection with those who like my work as well as encourage people to go out and support other artists. The world is better with cool stuff in it.
In the ramp up to ArtFields and to implement the selfie contest, I have tried to expand and update my social media footprint. Zero Point Mechanic is now on Instagram and Pinterest. If you like those platforms and want to use them to keep up-to-date on in-progress and completed work, please follow me there. I'll still be posting on the Zero Point Mechanic Facebook page and (sometimes) Twitter.
I designed some 5x7 cards to have as promotional materials at ArtFields and elsewhere. In my hurry to get them done so I get them printed and placed where they need to be, I made a really noticeable typo. I'll be stuck with 500 postcards that say "if you're looking for perfection, I'm not your guy." That's fine. I'll fix it next time around.
I've managed to get a couple of art-related videos done in the last few weeks. One shows the moving of "Beauty and Grace" to ArtFields and the other chronicles the creation of "Harley." Enjoy!