I manipulate metals and minerals and bonding solutions in order to provoke emotional responses from people I will usually never meet. That which happens in the process some people call art. My talent for creating icons and illusions turned into a lifetime of manipulations... in various pigments, bronze and steel, some quite large, which loom in museums, schools, collections and public places all over Texas. Here on this blog you can watch my creative actions and insights unfold...

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Change in the Wind

Photo courtesy of Jim Rogers
Listen to this voice crying in the wilderness.  Yes it has been dry and fruitless, for a long time; a veritable drought in retail sales, especially in art.  I think perhaps the hugely successful Plein Air show out in San Angelo (see below!) signified the beginning of a significant change in the winds of the American art market. As the economic and political scene settles down, I foresee a remarkable recovery in the art market, at least in areas where it used to be good, and some of those places are the oil rich regions of Texas.

When the oil field is booming, it trickles down to every community in Texas. So if you are an artist, get to work, in a few months you will wish you had some whoppers on hand, as the wheels of commerce begin to grind again. 

1 comment:

  1. San Angelo seems like a utopia for an artist. Great photos in the last post. I'm so glad to hear the positive news of the event and the art economy! Thanks for sharing this.