I had the lucky chance of listening to an old time and very dear friend and successful art expert the other night, I wish I had recorded everything because it was a download of what the art 'world' looks like from the other side, from the side of the 'marketplace', galleries and art movers, in Brazil especially. I learned a lot about the importance of knowing how to talk about what you do, even thought the artists work is the medium of communication itself. There is great value in wording the invisible as well as painting it.
I came away with many treasures and also thinking about our human tendency to diminish opportunities and play it safe out of fear and an inherent belief in lack, 'if there is everything for everyone then there won't be enough for me' idea. Creation, creativity, genius and gifts to the human collective in the form of art are the basic make up of human expression, it's our first expression, so vast and infinitely generous, so much potential for abundance and transformation from all artists.
May we shift the market from a market based on lack to one that thrives in wealth, inspiration, honesty and abundance. Yes, this is naive in a capitalist system, but I don't believe anyone is fully prosperous emotionally, spiritually and even financially in this system, for the basic thread running through is the dull thread of lack and fear.
I am excited to move my work forward in as many directions as possible and I do believe in the fearless alchemy of art and market, of creation and abundance and money and spirit.