St. Louis Brick Confidential

Last week I was staring at the bricks on the wall of my former grade school here in TGS and thinking again about doing paintings based on bricks.

Stretching canvas over a frame is tedious work. It occurred to me to collaborate with another painter which was initially exciting: we would share the concept, supplies, and work so I called another painter I know and left a message before leaving for a day of errands.

Once on the road I had second thoughts.
A male painter collaborating with a woman? I already sensed the answer and wondered if he'd recall that we've been in shows together.

Female artists just don't have any credibility in the art world and their/our work is undervalued. I'm convinced the only reason any of my work sold - and it did sell - is because my name is Christian.

The Painter returned my call and was intrigued with the concept but balked at collaborating: If you give me the materials I'll do my own paintings.


1 comment:

Jeannette E. Spaghetti said...

I'm about to collaborate with a metal sculpture guy on a few projects and he was amazed that I agreed to even work with him because he's asked a lot of people to collaborate but everyone keeps turning him down.

And he really likes taking junk and making it into something else.... so if you have some junk to get rid of, let me know.

Hope things are going well for you. You've had some awesome posts lately!