Pictured above is what I created repurposing some found objects. I tried not to over-think, and just let the process take over. It took 3 hours to put together, not the 2 hours I had hoped. It probably took longer partially because I prefer nailing and pegging assembly, to just glue.
The response I received when I’ve shown it to people has been surprising. My daughter said it spoke to her and she doesn’t want me to give it away. Another artist deemed it my best work, which I’m not really sure how to take.
Looking at it myself, I can see an autobiographical aspect, related to growing up in Detroit. Of course, all these elements were in my studio, so these obviously were things I had an affinity for and valued enough to keep. I’m not sure what meaning, others will connect to it.
I was not prepared to be conflicted about letting go of this piece of art. At this point I’m unclear about what to do. I have plans to connect with an artist friend this Friday and participate in this weeks FAFDet.
Do I leave this piece or create something else?
Wondering how other more experienced Free Art Friday artists do this?