Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A statement by the artist....

I have been an artist all my life. I made this career choice in kindergarten. I recall Mrs. Boofy setting me in the hall after showing a classmate how to draw eyelashes. I had time in that hall to think. Boofy? Really? She was the boss of me?

The ideas, plans, production, and promotion involved in being an artist were hard to manage when I was young. Yet, the driving force and the core of my energy has always been art.  To go forward is all I know.

My former employer,  the late Malcolm Clark of Chanticleer Ceramics, had a clip board which read, "Where You Are Going." He tried organizing himself for selling trips so we all would see a paycheck at the end of the rainbow. Oh, if only it were that easy!

In the early 70's I met American artist Blackbear Bosin. I wandered into his studio paintings under my arm. I had no idea who he was only that I was on my journey. I began to explain my work, but he stopped me and said, “Your work will speak for you.”  

There is no substitution for time. Many artists hit a creative high at a young age, others like myself, reinvent and continue. To some, time equals money, but my girlfriend Julie puts it this way, “Your energy is your most valuable currency.”  I agree.

Little Pammie