Saturday, April 15, 2006
Making an entrance! The public art project
So the Making an Entrance project is getting a bit whacked.
I was one of the lucky ones to have my designs accepted and put on their website in the hopes that sponsors would purchase the doors for $2000. I would receive a door, and $1000 to decorate it as per my drawings.
Great idea and common in the world of small scale public art projects ala pandamania, the party animals, etc...
Except they have no (or very few) sponsors. A while back artists were asked to provide info on leads to market towards. Odd, I thought, since surely they
have a larger mailing list than I do.
Yesterday I received a rather unapologetic letter requesting that artist go ahead and BUY THEIR OWN DOOR AND CREATE THE PIECE so that potential sponsers may have a better sense of what they are getting.
So.. lemme get this straight...i'm supposed to upfront the costs of a PUBLIC ART project that has specific requirements/limitations/forms AND send them POTENTAIL BUYERS so that they MAY buy them. All that and I get to keep half minus costs?
yeah, sure. here's my emporer's new door:
Somedays, being an artist sucks.