Friday, June 24, 2011

It's All About Context.

One of the things that makes being an artist so fulfilling is the feedback I get from people. Another big one is knowing that my art is in so many people's homes and offices. Ideally I'd like to have something of mine in every Canadian province and U.S. state (among many other places).

Off the top of my head, there is art of mine in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. That only leaves Manitoba and Saskatchewan. In the U.S.: California, Ohio, North Dakota, D.C., Pennsylvania, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Virginia... obviously I've got a long way to go there. I've also sold prints, calendars and t-shirts in England and Australia.

What really floats my boat, though, is seeing the art in context - hanging on someone's wall, where people see it every day. It's kinda mindblowing sometimes to think that people are spending their time looking at my art that way. A handful of people have even been kind enough to send me photos:

Honestly, this does my heart good. Thanks, everybody.


Deirdre Puff said...

I know what you mean (though so far only to friends and a bit extended after that), it's still exciting seeing it in some other place then my own den.

Looking forward to my first non-friend or friend of friend sale. Will be a big milestone!

Bret Taylor said...

Definitely. And hopefully it'll happen soon for you; it's a great feeling.

BenoƮt Leblanc said...

Here's a new photo for your collection!

Bret Taylor said...

Thanks, Ben. I'll add that one, too.

Jadielady said...

Yeah :) Earlier I was packing up our books and saw yours and smiled!
Will share a photo from the new house once we get bookshelves. (old ones died in the flood)