From Process to Completion
I was thinking about process and the relationship I have with the work before it is complete and the proclamation "It is good" is made. And then in contrast is the relationship the viewer has with the work after it is put into an exhibition space.
Here you will see some work from my last year in grad school. The first pictures are of the completed work. The last photo shows some of it in process in the studio.
When a piece of artwork is still just an idea or is in process in the studio, there is a certain idealized relationship that I have with it. I can see it in my mind as it is supposed to be but along the way there are inevitably certain compromises I have to make. Often it's the material that wont do what I want it to or the form simply wont work. There are many reasons. Either way, once a piece hits the gallery floor and the public sees it there is usually a mixture of relief and resentment. Relief that the work is done, resentment that it's not quite what I want it to be.
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