What does one do with the accumulated works from exhibitions? I’ve got bundles of carefully wrapped jewellery stored in boxes, exhibition furniture in the in-laws basement and display units stacked under the studio bench. Something has to be done and it may be Blissful for you. I’ll be selling some of the remaining works from the Bliss exhibition. Keep your eyes peeled for some monkeys and jewels….coming very soon to a screen near you!
It’s quite fun pulling out the odd piece now and again – being quite surprised that you produced it and even more surprised that sometimes you’re quite fond of the work. (And sometimes I even start wearing it!) I always feel slightly annoyed by/disappointed in/doubtful of the work at the time of hanging a show. You get so wrapped up in the concept that it’s difficult to be excited by it until you regain some distance from the work. I almost feel sorry for the poor artworks abandoned in the gallery – I’ve had quite enough of them and their petulant ways! (And I imagine, if they could express themselves, they would say that they have had quite enough of being handled by a stressed maker on deadline.) Anyway, despite the troublesome nature of exhibiting I keep doing it and hence their accumulation.