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what happens to unsold work

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Unsold work of dead artists lands in the hands and homes of the living. When an artist is "famous" unsold work may go to auction and then the profits are shared with families or other entities. One artist I know of, Clyfford Still, set up a will during his life in order for his art to be put on display in a museum that was willing to house his entire collection of works. You can read about this here. To ask oneself "what happens to unsold work" is such an excellent question. I recently moved, and found myself really asking...

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pareidolia

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Once recognized as psychosis, thankfully pareidolia is now considered normal. Definition (since this is a fancy word): Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon that causes people to see patterns in a random stimulus. This often leads to people assigning human characteristics to objects. Usually this is simplified to people seeing faces in objects where there isn't one. Whew, glad pareidolia is considered normal because I see (and make) faces all of the time! In the image above on the left I see a blue and yellow eye, reddish pink nose, and green frown with a pink chin as a face. On...

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paticipatory pricing

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New in 2022! From now on my paintings will be based on participatory pricing. What this means is that the customer will set the value of the work. You pay what the work is worth to you. At checkout there will continue to be shipping and handling fees and a minimum base price to cover materials costs. Beyond that, you will choose whatever you would like to pay. The joy for me is in knowing that you are enjoying the work you fell in love with and that inspires beauty and joy in your space. Thank you for your patronage.

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faces

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I recently read (part of) an in depth study that confirms that when we see faces in things—like tree bark patterns, peanut butter bread with a banana smile and raisin eyes, googly eyes glued to a rock, and so on... the default face is nearly always seen as: male. Arggghhh, really? How can this be? There are 50% women living on planet earth! OK, so it is what it is! Then I thought, well, I can share some of the images of my Shhh, Say Nothing: an honest look at silenced voices series! You tell me, do you see male...

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blackboard

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When new systems of social structure become adopted, they too will not be forever systems. As in nature, change is inevitable. How we respond to it is up to us.

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