Living from my art could be more than just a dream.
I am based in Sydney, a metropolis with a vibrant art community who has suffered (like everywhere else in Australia) of the major governmental art funding cuts. So my dream is not an easy one to follow, but I have no other choice. I must try, what ever it takes!
Living not being an artist is simply impossible. This path, no matter how difficult, is the only one I can follow to truly embrace life. My art reflects my passion and commitment: for the last 3 years I have worked so hard to get my art exhibited and it has paid off. Now is the time for me to think about the every day life and how to sustain myself by selling my artwork.
Talking to another artist facing the same situation, I thought of doing a series of social media experiments. Social Media, as we all know, are extremely powerful, why not using them to serve my purpose?
Above is the painting I am putting for auction for the Social Media Project #1.
Anyone is welcome to bid on it (minimum bid is AUD$1). The auction ends on Friday the 24th of March at 6pm. there is only 2 days left! The artwork measures 20cm x 20 cm, it is an ink painting made on Indian handmade paper from 100% recycled cotton rag. It comes unframed and I will post it for free anywhere in Australia and New Zealand.
Please bid and share the post, the more people involved, the merrier. Talk and get excited about it... after all, how often do you get a chance to do this?