Sunday, September 02, 2007

45th Surfman Award: Art = Happiness


Recently I entered an art piece in awol gallery's square foot show, and to my great surprise it sold. I was uterly amazed and quite pleased. I never expected it to sell, as I do not have a lot of confidence in my work, but I find painting and drawing very cathartic to my soul. The last time I had any formal art training was in grade 9 where my art teacher was a pontificating wanker who thougt quite highly of himself if I do recall correctly. In fact one fine day, after he continued to espouse the world according to himself long after the bell had rung, I said under my breath " oh f... off", to which he replied "what did you say"...to which I said "I think everybody heard what I said"...cut to the chase, an hour later I was expelled for three days, which my mother had reduced to one, after getting through with him and the principal. Art to me is one of the most creative and beautiful things that we can do in this mortal realm we call a life, and we should never ever let anyone person or group disuade us from creating, whether it be pleasing to the masses or merely ourselves. The best thing about the AWOL gallery group is that their square foot show is about inclusion, not exclusion...and sometimes an untrained lad gets lucky and leaves the show whistling a happy tune, cause his art sold. Who would have thought....

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go bro!

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MBA says:
Congratulations bro!

2:13 PM  
Anonymous tania said...

woo sweetie!
i always loved that painting- no wonder it sold!
:)
xoxox

11:39 AM  

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