Tuesday, August 16, 2005

I'm An Artist....

....so, naturally, I seem to spend most of my time writing.

And, naturally, I seldom write about Art.

Writing about Art can be very difficult and inevitably ends up being very wordy. I'm afraid that there is no way to write about Art with any economy.

Worse (far worse) than writing about Art is talking about it.

One of the toughest questions that I am ever asked is: "What kind of Art do you do?"

I'm never sure if the query refers to medium or subject or style.

I never know how to answer that question.

As a result, I hem and haw and sound thoroughly ignorant of my own work.

This Fall, I will be participating in a couple of shows and - as much as I detest receptions and so forth - at least I can stand in front of my paintings and not have to answer that "What kind of Art do you do?" question.

No. Instead, they'll ask "So. Do you do this for a living?"