Day two of the C4 Atlanta Blogathon. Today’s prompt:
“Where” is your creative work going? Envision yourself and your work five years or more from now.
Who are you and what do you see your work as “being”?
How is your work “evolving” and “becoming”?
What about your work inspires you? Inspires others?
Where are you going and what are you doing after this (five-year) point in the future?
As you envision your creative future, you are invited to think BIG and write as vividly and descriptively as you can.
This made me think of a mini-conversation I had with a woman at Fun-A-Day Reseda last night. The sentence ‘Her art is organic’ is currently in my artist statement. I was asked what organic meant. Immediately I replied it means it is biodegradable in this case. That it may mean something else to another person. The woman shook her head saying that maybe she was too old and she thinks that everyone is using all these words which really don’t mean what they had meant in the past. She walked away after that statement. This made me think it may be time to extend that sentence. My artist statement gets revamped for every show and has evolved over time, but the word organic has bothered some (okay at least three people who I know of) so either elaboration or modification needs to be done.
In answering this challenge of where do I think I will be in five years I will look back. Where has my art work taken me or I have taken my art work? The last several years I have been donating work to charity. My first art show was a charity show for 911. And that is a direction I want to go, but I would like to (and have been doing some research) create public art work. My art work is an extension of my self and my desire to have fun and educate. In the end I want to translate that message to others. Do something fun each day.
Here is my latest inspiration.