I don’t find a blank page uncomfortable, I have come up with a range of ways to get my artwork started. Facing a blank wall to hang a group of work is another story. I just don’t get as many opportunities to hang a lot of work together due to lack of space.
Thinking Like a Curator
A few months ago I joined Alyson Stanfield’s Artbiz Incubator Silver group. It’s a marketing coaching group for artists. Last month I started her ArtBiz Bootcamp. The thing that has stood out for me so far is how Alyson thinks differently as a former museum curator than I have as an artist. I’m just not accustomed to thinking as much about the overall group of work as I am about individual pieces or series.
For the open studio I have a big blank wall. I hundreds of pieces of artwork to choose from. I’m not exactly sure what I am going to do yet. Since I’ve been working on personal stories, I’m looking to identify a story to show on this wall.