I'm 90% done with making the last collage I'll be showing at @core.gallery.seattle! This cutie was the last thing I added; I wish I had found it like this, but it's genuinely a three leaf with the fourth photoshopped on. (Some bug did leave me that perfect heart to photograph though!) If there were ever an analogy of my career, it would be me sitting down to make my own lucky four leaf clover. ————————————————————————
I've been thinking a lot about how much support I have had in the last several months. My friend Jessica from @roomtocraft came over this week to help make some of the mechanics for the show, and we started a conversation about how I have a hard time accepting the attention of my work and why.
One of my goals is to dismantle the myth that the art world often is. I want it to be more open, and I want us all to find a place in it. ————————————————————————
So I have gotten in the habit of being upfront about the help I have had in my career because I think it's important to do so. However, Jessica kindly pointed out (she yelled at me😂) that it doesn't matter how much help I've had if I wasn't working hard to build something worth helping. She also pointed out that the language I was using was belittling my efforts. ————————————————————————
And that's not fair to myself, or anyone who cares about what I'm doing. #gutcheck
The truth is, you don't get to the next level without receiving help to do it. That goes for everyone in whatever they are trying to do. But it also matters what you do yourself, and I personally make some damn good looking flower ghosts if I do say so myself! ————————————————————————
I'm on the precipice of something, I've been feeling that way for a while now, a shift if coming and I'm ready to become uncomfortable in a new way. And wherever my weirdo flower art takes me, I'm not going to apologize for any help I got along the way, and I intend on paying forward as much as I can. #UnapologeticallyAmbitious ————————————————————————
It’s always going to take some trial and error; I'd say wish me luck, but I already made some myself. ;) // #mj_earthlydelights