was told never to give my artwork away. Why? If the art is free it will
not be considered valuable to the recipient. I have tried to understand
this concept, and have come to the conclusion that within the context
of our culture this is for the most part true. Those things given freely
in our culture are under the suspicion of being a subversive form of advertising,
with the ultimate goal of selling something in the future. Therefore the
"free" thing has strings, of course because of the creators
needs for material possessions to stabilize his or her environment.
I think most of this type of argument is superfluous in the long term.
The manifestation of the artwork is that which survives, the commerce
behind it cannot survive the test of time. The artist doesn't seek financial
renumeration as justification, only that the work has successfully communicated
to the artist as well as the audience.
The recipients acceptance and enjoyment of the work is the ultimate validation
to the artist. The works effect is proportional to its dissemination within
the environment of the viewer.
Therefore, I present my work to you for "free", as the work
was given to me freely. This freedom requires dissemination by the viewer,
and the time to consider how that artwork fits within the zeitgeist of
the viewers perception. So freedom has a greater cost than money, it requires
a sensibility and responsibility far beyond the collection of a "valuable"
HOW TO LOCATE
ON THE WEB
I will set up a small table in chelsea with a stack of prints that will
be offered for free. I will be around from 12 to 3 on saturday the 6th