Last week I received a piece of post informing me that ‘Torness Power Station’ had been sold at the VAS open exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy. Mixed feelings ensued. I had been all geared up to retrieve the work during the weekend, when the show would be taken down and in need of everyone to collect.
So. It seems she’s gone to someone else. How do I feel about this? Like any of my artworks, I hope it is going to a good home. I also hope that one day whilst walking down the street, I won’t see it in the window of a charity shop. That would suck. ‘I once loved you, but now you do nothing for me.’ Poor little artwork, just sitting there minding its own business. It’s a tough world out there and I hope this sort of ending won’t happen.
Several years ago I remember a family member gleefully telling me “You know those three artworks you gave me? I took them out of their frames and used the frames for something else!” She was actually very pleased about her decision and didn’t think that perhaps, just perhaps, that was not a kind thing to do to me and my time and my creation.
Dear person that now owns ‘Torness Power Station’
Please look after her. Should you fall out of love with those bold colours and firm lines, please do not rip her out of the frame or chuck her in the direction of Save the Children. Please don’t decide she no longer works with your colour scheme and therefore hide her in the attic or a leaky basement. Instead, give her to a friend to enjoy until eventually they too tire. Pass her around. She needs to be seen.
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