'Treats' Acrylic on wood assemblage ©robinrkent

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Come and Go

I can cross another big assignment off my list. The rain barrel mermaid has left and is ready for a bigger pond. Here she is, in the city far from home, with some fellow barrels ready for their newspaper interview.
Mermaid and me (center in red) with some from her class of 20
Every time I start an assignment, I learn something new. Mostly about art or technique.

This time, I was the lesson. The reporter made a game of guessing the art to the artist.


Mermaid eavesdropping to the Director's interview
He was surprised I made the mermaid. He thought a young dude to be one tagging street art, but this first hand experience made me pause. Do fine artists get this surprised reaction? Maybe the fine arts are more dignified. Or should I find a comfortable middle ground with looser paintings and assemblages, leaving street art to the young-uns? Nooo...don't like self imposed retrictions without good reason. I'll try to own the fact of who I am no matter. Maybe I'll turn into an eccentric artist when I do get old.

6 comments:

Cynthia Myers said...

I love love love this!
It's so great to see all the barrels.
Now I want one. (yours, of course)
You are so cool and a street dudette too!
You are who you are and you are fabulous!
These photos have given me a great idea! I'm going to be painting my fence that surrounds my patio and one side is much taller (for privacy) and I will NOW be painting it "mural style"!
Thank you! XOXO - Cindi

Cynthia Myers said...

PS- I just KNEW there was a reason that I've been collecting mis-tint gallons of paint from Lowes! Ha! HA!

Robin Kent said...

Great idea! Please post pics at various stages. It will be a big, exhausting but rewarding project!

Karin Lynn said...

I know i would love to know you personally. I love your sense of humour .....you must be a "hoot." We must always be genuine and authentic. No one needs to get old if we maintain our sense of humour....we do what we must no matter what and making fun ageless art is what you were destined to do.....always watching, but not able to comment from my ipad, Karin Lynn

Robin Kent said...

Thank you Karin Lynn.

Carole said...

I absolutely adore the photo of you leaning on your mermaid! AND that the reporter got it wrong. Your mermaid really does look like she's eavesdropping! She's lovely!