I’m making it a point to visit at least one art show, gallery or whatever and read at least one book a month in 2018. So far so good. I also want to buy a book a month. Not so good. And I want to create more illustrations. This too, not so good so far.
I attended the closing artist talk for Thankful last month. It was held at the Future Dead Artists gallery and workshop on Fort McPherson in Atlanta. Some of the photos are not part of the show, but works of the operator and curator of the space, Eugene Byrd, III.
I love when artists are given an assignment as simple as “What are you thankful for?” to express visually. Or is that simple? I don’t know how I’d narrow down my list to create something that could be explained and understood. Or would it even need to be understood? Everyone had a different response.
I went and looked through before the chat started to judge and form my own opinions. But, like most of the time, I was a bit off with my interpretations. The answers ranged from blissful childhood memories to fatherhood, freedom and painful growth. It’s always a treat to get into the heads of these dope artists and listen to them go mad nerdy over their creations.
What are you thankful for? Do you think it’d be difficult to express visually?