When I first started entering shows and teaching, I was always affected by the judgments of others. Sometimes they seemed to be very nice and sometimes I thought totally off the wall. I started realizing that it was their opinion and that was it. Why be sad or mad or whatever about the comments made as long as I was happy with my work? It didn't really matter. I could take it as constructive criticism or not. I could ignore it or cry in my beer for days. It was my choice. So I decided to not pay that much attention to them. They were judging my work with the best perspective they had at that moment. I really wouldn't want to be in their position. Judging is so Judgemental!
Anyway that brings me to the AQS Show in Paducah last week. My piece Enter My Sanctuary was accepted in it which is always exciting! I wasn't very happy about the way it was displayed on a side wall. It's better seen directly head on. I received it back home yesterday with the judges' comments. One was "Perspective is problematic" which I think is the weirdest statement I could have received. I created this from a pattern I made from a photo I had taken in France. Maybe the balance of the earth that day was off and the judges saw it. They may be more intuned to the Earth's rotation than I am. Here are the photo and my piece. I don't see any difference in them really. The perspective is that the picture was taken head-on. I don't get it. I guess this is definitely where you have to take the judge's opinion with a grain of salt. They were grasping at straws.
|Enter My Sanctuary 2013|
|My Photo for Enter My Sanctuary|