This abstract, the second in a series that is derived from brick patterns is almost finished. Which way would you view this artwork? My plan is to display it can be seen top, centre, but with a lot of abstract art it’s possible to view it more than one way.
The response to my latest foray into abstraction has been most heartening. I have yet to frame my work and display it, but I my self-confidence has been given a boost and for that I am grateful. I fear though that taking the next step will result in failure and disappointment. I am not a pessimist, just a realist.
The Tasmanian art market is small, conservative and it’s nestled in an economy that is one step away from being in recession. So what’s the point of framing this work and displaying it to an audience whose members rarely understand, appreciate or speak “abstract”? Maybe I love being an “art martyr”. Come to think of it, I have enough trouble selling realistic coloured pencil paintings, let alone abstract ones!
I have little experience of travelling on the “art gravy train”. Over the years I have enjoyed moderate success sales-wise, but my high points have been my results in a number of art awards. I’ve never painted “popular” art subjects, preferring to be myself. For any artist this is never an easy road to travel. As I have aged I have become more determined to do “my own thing”. Some may call me stubborn, others (I hope) will see me as dedicated and passionate for both my medium and its message.