I posted the following blog this morning on my website news page : http://www.johdanstoneart.com.
But, I miss blogging straight into the web o sphere. So bear with me those that follow the news and the fb re posts, you will have already seen. this. Don’t boo just let me know which you like better and if you don’t, every once in awhile you will see 2.
Just getting the feel of this typing for an audience thing.
Thanks for coming by
Whether the pieces of art sell or not, well that as always is up to the client. If I can have a sense of humour about my art most of the time, that is what I can control.
Pictured here is a spring chicken. I entered myself in a contest a few years ago which in our circles is called; a juried exhibition.
Sounds quite a bit more professional and fancy to be juried and exhibited instead of shown. Do dog shows have juried exhibitions? Just wondering?
Either way, I think you are supposed to feel better when you get in and worse when you don’t. This spring spring chicken bit of tongue in cheek humour made me smile and didn’t get in.
I think the criteria for the exhibition through the gallery that operated it was; the change of seasons . That is pretty all encompassing and could have taken anything from my art world including a collage of nature . I however veered towards humour.
In case you may need some explaining; I am a gear head turned artist (therefore a spring was part my stock and trade) A chicken has the prime of their life and then they are gone, to a pasture or someone’s dinner table. It might be a stretch for the change of seasons and a stretch for the jurists but, abstract work is entered into exhibitions all of the time and with some of those, you can do a headstand and not figure it out without the little card of explanation. Love that type of art
This whole carving is solid but I am pretty proud that the old bird looks like he is teetering on the moment of springing off to head for some worms.
Do I wish that I won the contest, of course- winning is the only thing. But I laughed and humour is an important thing.