46 Days Left To Go—The only reason that I did any writing …

The only reason that I did any writing … is really the fact that the critics had not understood things very well. They were writing about Minimal Art, but no one defined it … People refer to me as a Minimal artist but no one has ever defined what it means or put any limits …

47 Days Left To Go—Is art different to other object?

It is a question no one likes to answer: In what way is art different to other objects? Answers such as ‘it is more meaningful’, ‘it has intent’, ‘it is more beautiful’, and ‘it is culture’ don’t quite cut it—especially if you value the thought, integrity and ingenuity that goes into first-class design that is …

53 Days Left To Go—When art is misplaced

In one way of looking at it, everything that occurs does so at a specific place; it occurs at a specific latitude, longitude and point in time. The ice-cream you bought the other day while guiltily looking over your shoulder occurred at a pin-point on a map with a timestamp, whether someone saw you or not. While a pin-point in time and place …

57 Days Left To Go—Looking for that first pledge

Looking under the couch-Gail Hastings studio

Rather than rely on the distortions of my disappointment to write this post, I google searched for voices who have already discussed the agony of waiting for the first pledge. Will it happen? How long do I wait before realising it will never happen? When I realise it will never happen, do I pull the plug and …

58 Days Left To Go—without potato salad science

They say the first port of call for campaign support is the circle most immediate to you—your family. From there, pledges ripple outwards. Without that first drop in the lake, there is no ripple effect. So I tried one of my brothers who, very kindly, replied with the suggestion I make a five year business plan and …

59 Days Left To Go—what are the Odds?

Second day of the campaign, and finally I send an email notification to those on the studio’s invitation list. Something tells me this should have happened yesterday. With no supporters, YET, I can’t help but begin to dread my odds. In an attempt to assuage the dread I have done some digging, only to discover it is justified. Before I delve, …

60 Days Left To Go—Launch

Brakes screeching, cars skidding, cars piling-up—because: I just pressed LAUNCH for ‘Studio: Key’ on the crowdfunding platform—Pozible. Well, that’s how it felt as my mouse clicked and before the realisation dawned that I could hear no traffic incident on the road outside as a result, at all. To launch I had to climb what felt like Mt Everest only to discover, …