Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New York, New York!

I can't really even imagine living in a Big City but it might be fun having the potential of Eight Million Customers!  I have been to New York but it was over a half Century ago and at the time art wasn't invented for me yet.  My daughter, my lawyer baby girl, lives in Washington D.C. and I have visited her and we spent lots of time walking the streets, seeing the National Gallery and others.  Everything is bigger in a City, art included.  A one percent budget for art in a city of eight million is a lot more money than could be found in my tiny town of fifty thousand!
   But I wonder where the potential is?  Certainly living in a Big City would expose a person to the greatest of art, lots of it, you would be surrounded by it.  In D.C. even the manhole covers were works of art compared to what I was used to.  In my little town the biggest public sculpture would fit into the back of a pick up truck!  I wonder if living in a Big City could someone get the idea that "everything was done"?
There is a cost in the production of art.  You need some kind of supplies and room to work.  All this would cost more in a big city.  I wonder how this reality affects any potential?
   I am so lucky in my little town.  My Studio sits in the back quarter of my little third acre, my garden wonderland!  I have a thousand square foot shop in my backyard!
 View from my shop
   New York might be fun to visit but I can't imagine making anything there.

3 comments:

rama said...

I am sure you would enjoy your life there also, for you would always find things that would be as interesting as you have here, but slightly in a different level. So what you, should give it a try as your daughter too is there, you can kill 2 birds at the same time: spend time with your daughter, and do some art work, gain some name fame and fortune too, and come back when you have had enough.
For what do you have to lose?
Am I right Jerry?
New adventure, new experiences, and you can look back and say I did that too!!!

rama said...

I am sure you would enjoy your life there also, for you would always find things that would be as interesting as you have here, but slightly in a different level. So what you, should give it a try as your daughter too is there, you can kill 2 birds at the same time: spend time with your daughter, and do some art work, gain some name fame and fortune too, and come back when you have had enough.
For what do you have to lose?
Am I right Jerry?
New adventure, new experiences, and you can look back and say I did that too!!!

AutumnLeaves said...

Jerry, somehow I just know you could and would make art wherever you went, wherever you go. You have that artist soul.