This will be my second time at DeVos Performance Place, and I am so glad that I got in at a high traffic venue. I can't wait to show my work to thousands of people.
Last year, I recognized early on that it was important to have a finished product for venues to see in order to accept my work. I was terrified the first couple of months before ArtPrize because I knew my project was going to be the most expensive and largest scale feat that I have attempted for any creation.
So when opening day for artist registration arrived, I knew I was behind. Regardless, I started pitching my art to a couple venues since most wanted to see finished products (so that ruled out most). Despite all that, my venue of choice, DeVos Place Convention Center, agreed to host!
Today, I signed the venue agreement and purchased my third and final iMac computer for the installation.
It still has a long way to go as I have 10 sculptures completed and 50 to go. Honestly though, I'm not worried. Given the amount of time I have, I could get 70 or 80 sculptures if I have a good pace.
So, you can look forward to seeing me back at DeVos again this year. I'll actually have time to stick around and discuss my piece which should be a lot of fun.
Can you say full size pig sculpture?