As I finish my commission, I have opened my studio doors to friends, clients, curators, etc. I think it is very important that artists take the time to do this and to listen to what is said and how the art is received.
On Monday, Adam Gross from Lapis and Harold Huttas, both very good friends and very versed in the art world did an early morning visit. Adam, a former Moca person, had wonderful insights into how my work has evolved over the years and the importance of works this large to my overall body of work.
Harold, an old school printer (Insight Printing) has worked with some of the greats over the years such as Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Serra, Robert Rauschenberg, to name a few. Harold has visited the studio many times and especially since I started this commission. He was able to see the window replaced with a 10ft door in order to get the giant canvas' in as well and the slow completion of the 3 works.
We talked for an hour or so and then I returned to working on my new group of works.
My point is that studio visits open up a world of possibilities. The conversations always have a life of their own and will usually bring up something that you have been toying with in your own mind. Invaluable, priceless information and a great way to spend your time!
Todd Williamson artist.