I've been getting a couple of requests for more info on the project and the upcoming show at KALEID gallery in March. It's kind of cool to think of this thing reaching the 333,333 point and I'm excited for the show and for the work that has been produced for it. [The very cool things that other artists have done for it are some of my favorite pieces in the project and I'm stoked to be able to show them.]
So I'm banging out emails and responding to questions and sending out packages and discussing the body of work and it occurred to me that I was really dropping the ball on the most important thing about the project. Here is what I usually say about it:
I’ve been working on a lifelong art project where I’ve been making a bunch of little paintings about every single day with the goal of creating a million pieces of original art. I’ve been doing this for my whole adult life and after 20 years of going at it I’m just now at the First Third of the way to a million. I frequently work with other artists and I am constantly bugging people to join in and do participate in the project with me.
I’m not trying to make a million paintings. I think it’s cool that I’ve done these little pieces of art and I am profoundly grateful that people have responded to them as they have. The resulting work as well as the results of the work are really, really terrific to me. But I don’t value those things as much as I do the path that I used to get there or the things that I’ve learned along the way.
The journey has always been the destination for me.
Pardon me for my earlier rut but I’ll try and clarify that just immediately.