Free Art Friday. I’ve been doing free art friday… I don’t know… for a while now. I guess giving away free art started when I was born. My boyfriend calls me the “giving tree.” Mail art was a very natural way for me to worm myself into the world of ART. My first dabble with mail art started with an invite to a mail art show called, “Myth America.” If I tried to list every mail art show that I have been in since then… I would be hard pressed to find those wayward feathers released into the winds. And thus the idea of Free Art Friday… fit into my scheme of making and giving. I am cursed with the idea of making other people happy. I am full of self doubt and fear… and even fear that my “found art” might just be seen as trash and thrown away by a city of St. Petersburg garbage collector. Giving away art is more scary then selling art at times… People do not value what is free… Yet, here I am. Giving. And feeling no self-value. Perhaps making me feel like… if i can just give you something that you will like.. you will… like me. I realize that this is not how things really work. Boys like girls who play hard to get. Art collectors do not like the art that they like… but the art that they are told to like, that they are talked into, and the art that has such a high price tag that it MUST be worth something! Giving art away on free art friday—is my way of saying—if you like it, pick it up, don’t be afraid. Free Art Friday is art for the masses, for humans, for us, for you, for me.
I will be art bombing St. Petersburg on May 4th. I’ve made a lot of things—framed prints, postcard size original drawings and paintings, and even a set of hand silk screened, hand painted and hand dyed T-SHIRTS. The shirts are amazing, really, I think… if you like that sort of thing.
Also on May 4th… I will be stuck all day working in my gallery—eve-N-odd gallery. So instead of sitting there sulking while the rest of the world will be collecting free art and such… I am having an event at the gallery—I will send someone special in your life—a hand made postcard. All you have to do is show up and bring an address. Simple, eh? I hope you stop by. Gallery will be open 10 am to 6 pm on May 4th! See you then!