The Lower Clarence Valley Art and Crafts Association run the ‘8 x 8’ show each year. The event is open to all, with a $10.00 entry which includes a 200mm (8 inches) square canvas (hence the 8 x 8 moniker). Entrants can offer the pieces for sale, or mark them NFS, provided sale price is less than $250. This year the theme was ‘Messages’.
As a good citizen, I supported the show and put in an entry. Machined up out of scraps and off-cuts – including a that piece of dark red Jarrah that came from the first BBQ that Su and I ever owned.
I titled the work ‘Message Sticks’ – obvious – but I did think about calling it ‘Fake News’.
So the piece sold. $85. Fancy that! Someone liked it that much! I’m flattered and amused.
But I don’t think it makes me an artist – or a professional…