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artists on artists..

lately, i've been thinking of spreading my wings a bit, going outside my comfort zone. i think all too many artists can relate to the temptation of holing up in the studio and taking safe haven inside themselves. risk taking outside the confines of your art can feel like standing on the edge of cliff (or worse, jumping off) but, i've been thinking about what i could do outside of my nest...and maybe even helping others while doing it.

the wheels are still turning, and i know i'm entering a room i've never had keys to before. and while it feels quite scary, it's also very liberating.

i'd like to start meeting more artists. finding out about their process, as well as their 'product.' i started artworkslive nearly 8 years ago, so i could invite people into MY world. i suppose there was some vanity involved...but, really, isn't vanity just another form of good marketing? i'm not ashamed of putting myself out there, because if i don't do it, who will? but, now i'd like to think about expanding the artworkslive model. i have a remote webcam now, i like to ask questions, and i love art. i could interview artists in their studios...their own habitat. i could go to art openings and document them as they happen. it could be very illuminating for many people, including myself.

speaking of other artists talking to and about other artists...eva lake, my idol in many ways, had some very insightful things to say about my work in her diary a few days ago (december 13th entry)


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Dec. 16th, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)
I think that's an excellent idea. Carol Es posted a survey on her blog recently that had some good questions. I have never read an artist's statement all the way through and hate writing them. But I would read the survey. I find it interesting to hear about how other artists work.
Dec. 16th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
carol, and a few others-like karen d'amico and eva lake in particular, really inspired me to think more outside the box. consider the whole, as opposed to just my tiny slice of the pie. and i think artists have a better handle on unveiling and de-mystifying the art world just by interacting and questioning each other more.

plus, i just wanna poke in other people's studios and pick their brains...hee heeee.

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