I think "Why?" and "What of, what for?". "Is this just habit or some sense of duty? How will this relate to the world, mean both something to me and people out there?". Then you return to it and get to it, because the only proofs are in the doing...
I was down at Brookfield place today to see Floyd Elzinga's installation work Colonization. If you can make it there to see it, I highly recommend it. I don't think they could have found a more perfect space to hang this deceptively fragile-looking, wholly unnatural composition of pieces.
Image from the Toronto Financial District website.
Trevor McNaughton beside the right panel of 'The Living' triptych, under construction.
May 2015 2016 should see the start of publicly available work from me, after quietly working on the last commissioned pieces I've been doing in private this last while. I've always felt it's good to break one's own rules, so I decided to break a deep, longstanding rule about accepting commissions .This isn't a rule I shouldn't have attempted to break. It was valuable experience, a valuable negative one. Bluntly, I didn't feel I could see the commissions through to satisfaction or, in some cases, start or finish them at all. I've had to call back and close commissions, something I never thought I'd have to do. It's been a hard spell.
I'm looking forward to showing you some good work as it comes through. Thanks, J
Also, it was great being asked to be in 'The Rawk Show' in Austin, Texas. When I saw I'd have my work hanging beside Phyllis Diller's that fatally sealed the deal! Thanks to The Romani Galley, The Rawk Show and especially Nathan James.
My official site is www.jameshuctwith.ca
It's regularly updated to show available work, and has a comprehensively-picked history of work that give a decent context of what I've worked on from 1995 until now.
I have a personal facebook page, and one for myself the public artist. I keep my friendship circle fairly tight, so if you want to the immediacy of facebook, following the public artist page is the best bet. My name leading it is James H. Huctwith.
It contains all the personal art information that is shown on my personal facebook page. Sometimes more.
If you hate, am ambivalent about or whatever you're reason, then of course there's this blog you're reading, Dainty Bastard. A google search might reveal stuff going on that even I don't know about! lol
Cheers, and hoping you are all having a good new year. Happy 2015!