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When the conversation started, I thought they'd never actually talk about the careers and dreams of each artist for more than a passing moment but I was completely wrong. They each put a lot of love and thought into their responses to each other. I'm relatively new to this group, but I consider them my friends, and I really respect the art that they are making. So when they got around to me, I felt compelled to take notes on what they said, granted it was midnight, and we were at a bar. I only took really good notes on what was said to me about my goals, but I wish I had written it down. A lot of what was said does, or will apply to me.
I've often questioned what it means to be an artist, I've struggled in calling myself and artist. Which, of course, make it hard to really talk about my "art" career. But it was a good exercise and I wanted to participate so ... If I remember correctly, this is what I said:
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In 5 Years....
- I will have sold an original painting, for more than $20
- I will have my architecture license. (I guess I think of my architecture career as part of my art career, who knew.)
- Use both my real estate license and architecture license to become an evil developer. MUAW (Did I mention we were at a bar?)
- For serious tho: Figure out how to merge my interest in art, architecture and urbanism.
- Find more venues for show and installations.
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So how do get there?
- Have a show (or two). oh yeah.
- Document work! It's will be the only way to pitch to other venues. My City of Night piece, "Falling" was thought to be one of the best ones to activate space, but it was really hard to photograph. Taking a bit more time thinking about how my work, especially installation work can be represented to other venues, will expand my opportunities to show.
- Give Tara my thesis.
- Just get my architecture license, this is something that seems really hard, but if I make it a priority I could do it in less than a year.
- Watch, Ted Talks about artist who made city happier; Read the The Design of Everyday Things.
- Do (even) MORE research on where art and architecture overlap, this will readily inspire my work.
- Write about my backwards career, find speaking engagements to talk about my unique perspective.
- FEEL THE FEAR
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