Sunday, December 13, 2009

swing wide your door











i haven't posted shots from the previous show, so that will be the bulk of this post. stacey's work was a big hit, i liked it myself, very fresh, i got the #3 piece. her work would be great installed in a skate/snow/surf shop.... felt the show was two-pronged, a success in terms of exposure, attendance, and my own feeling about the work. the other prong was weak sales, which is okay, it was only a one night show, i was bummed, but have let that go, so really lets just call it a one pronger now! i can still move the work around to galleries. and a few pieces have sold post-show-word-of-mouth. really the issue, is that i put high expectations on shit, and the same lesson is handed down to me each time. a simple universal equation..high expectation can equal high disappointment. really the direction of my work has opened up a big door of new areas i can take my visions into the clay. to let the painting and the clay become closer is absolutely lovely. i couldn't be more excited...i am slowly moving away from purely functional work, toward color composition, and sculpture. i am a lucky man indeed. this is a great unlimited world in which to explore and express. those are the two ingredients for me to live in the realm of inspiration. i have had some requests for my black and white sgraffito work, but cannot go there. it would be unfair to the buyer and myself, to produce uninspired work. life is too short, sure i take a hit money-w ise, but i must stay true to my inspiration and really i have never made much on commission work anyways, it can be allot of trouble making something tuned to an other's vision. i am currently making a series of large platters that will go up in a high end tapis bar called crave. crave that says it all for me......

2 comments:

shannon said...

her work seems uber-honest, which is awesome! your sculptures are cool, i really like the one with the rails in his eyes, very aesthetically pleasing:) good job to quit the scraffito pots for awhile. commissions suck shit, they make life a living hell, i am constantly letting peeps down because i always leave them to last minute. your new work does seem VERY inspired, good on ya boy! and i love that word "crave".

www.jeffmartinceramics.blogspot.com said...

thanks ms butla....good on ya girl!..is that new zealand speak?