I acquired what I think to be a Spanish book of hymns titled “ Hinos de Louvores e Splices a DEUS”. On each of the pages I have drawn sheep. This particular piece was drawn on the 3rd page of the book.
You are buying the original drawing. On the day it is sold, the piece will be signed, dated, taken from the book then shipped to you, the new owner of this glorious sheep drawing.
More about the Project:
One of my drawing teachers once told me a story about a famous artist who sold drawings on the street for a dollar a piece. Today, those original drawings are worth much more. I love the idea of this. Why can’t contemporary art be cheap to buy, fast to produce, yet still good? Malcolm Gladwell in his book “David and Goliath” brings up a case study where a class of pottery students were split into two groups. The first group’s grade was based on one super dope pot while the second group was graded based on the number of pots they could dish out by the end of semester. Surprisingly, the group who put their efforts into making as many pots as possible ended up making better pots.
I want to use the internet as a platform to sell original pieces of fine art that are both cheap and fast to produce. I think of this project as an investigation into the power of e-commerce to influence how fine art is sold and distributed. As for the pieces, I pick a subject matter that I like and then repeatedly make drawings about it. When creating the pieces, I go into a meditative state where decisions on composition, colour, and harmony are based on pure intuition. I find that with each iteration, the drawings I make gradually improve.