Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
I often find when dinner time rolls around that there is nothing to make – the fridge looks empty, never the right ingredients for recipes on hand, too wiped out to run to the store – the possibilities are bleak, but I always manage to somehow pull together “something out of nothing”. I have come to joke about this talent, if you can call it that, and even suggested it might be a good final inscription when the time comes. I am aware that I have been making something out of nothing for a very long time. This is really what I do every day. Art is making something out of nothing. Tubes of paint, mediums, charcoals, ink, papers, canvas, all bits and pieces of nothing really, until they are molded by the artist. The collective accumulation of a whole lot of nothing suddenly becomes that wonderful something and the painting takes on a life of its own. “Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.”
Pleased to report that the “selling it” part went well this week too. Once again the Cousen Rose Gallery came through for me and the show looked wonderful, sales were made, and I am now looking forward to returning to the studio where I will continue on my mission of making “something out of nothing”…and selling it!
“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.”
Gwen Ifill – Moderator and Managing Editor of Washington Week and Author of
“The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama”
The Gallery will feature work by Janice Frame & Deborah T. Colter