May is such a busy month for me I get frustrated that I’m not constantly making new work and am instead forced into the drudgery that is exhibitions. Don’t get me wrong, I love having my work in exhibitions; I love seeing the reaction of new audiences and the effect my art has in new location. It’s just that so much of my life gets taken over my logistics and promotion that my spirit becomes crushed with paperwork and my soul is numb with the never-ending trips to the store to buy yet more bubble wrap and tape. Add on top of that the negotiations with curators, fellow artists, and delivery personnel and I might as well have an office job.
But I do it because I know it is a necessary part of the job. I know that without this part of it then there is no point in creating the art to begin with. I know that this whole career is never going to be straight and boring and I have to take the rough with the smooth. So I’ll just dig deep and head off out into this glorious sunset for some more packaging tape.