So, in an attempt to shed my art past and hopefully get out a current funk I have started tearing apart and getting rid of my old work. This seems pretty crazy to me and I don’t feel good while I am partaking in the act of cutting apart my large installation pieces. But honestly at this point I don’t know what else to do. I do not enjoy looking at boxes that are and will never go anywhere. They have passed their prime and are no longer eligible for current art exhibitions. And, I don’t plan on having a retrospective and even if I did the work wouldn’t make it that long. So, as everything in life has a cycle, so must my artwork.
The first piece I decided to dismantle was “Toilet Paper” which was created in 2007 and consists of 30 rolls of toilet paper with several portraits printed on them. Have a look.
So, after unpacking it, tossing some of it, saving the clean toilet paper for later use and keeping the images I think I might turn into new works, this is what I am left with.
A much smaller box and a somewhat calmer mind.