This is because art, in many ways, is a kind of if not passive, at least mellow, form of creative expression. It's usually one person in a space on their own in silence, wrestling with the great void armed only with some colours and a brush. It's certainly dynamic is an existential way but not ostensibly. And for a writer trying to drum up some zing about an artist - well, it's challenging.
So, I got thinking; what can I say or do, what event can I stage, what kind of plot could I cook up to create some hype for my next show/artistic enterprise?
Hmmm... 12 hours later ...and I haven't really come up with anything. Guess I'm never going to be in marketing. A few things I know I do want to do, though, but they aren't about hype or getting attention. They are just ideas for action involving my art.
1.) Do a TED like talk about being an artist. Two versions: one for adults and one for school kids.
2.) Hold a big 'Artistes' party in a warehouse where everyone comes as there favourite artist. Just think of some of the fun choices: Dali, Frida Kahlo (sure to be popular), Picasso in his striped shirts and high, baggy white summer pants, Basquiat, Warhol, of course, Rembrandt, etc.
3.) Hold some classes. Teach artistic mindset, free thinking, expression through the visual medium...
4.) Have a full time gallery of my work in a little shop somewhere.
5.) Publish a book of the top 100 of my recent images. With over 2,000 to choose from this should be fun and worthwhile. And once you have something fun that is deemed as worthwhile - well, it's totally sanctioned by whales and dolphins.
6.) Do more stickers. I have two varieties now. I love stickers and would love to do heaps more.
7.) An original deck of cards with my images. Don't have to be actual playing cards - more like tarots or collectibles.
that's enough for now