𝍃 deception

9 November 2014

9 November 2014

𝍃 deception

An unintentional trompe l’oeil. These were painted onto scraps of artist’s canvas and cut out…to be machine appliquéd onto a journal cover, commissioned by a lovable (and intimidating) Finnish lady who only buys my originals, insists on paying more than I ask, and tells me—in a way that is both endearing and devastating—that reproductions are rubbish. A discriminating patron of the arts.

People like her keep me on my toes and sound the alarm when my standards start to droop. Still, there aren’t enough people like her, and I need every dollar I can scrounge these days…

I like that reproductions make art accessible to more people—like me! I can’t afford to keep my own work so I buy prints for myself!—for a more affordable price. It’s nice to have both kinds of customer, a healthy balance.

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “𝍃 deception

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s