I’m overwhelmed by my participation in this mammoth collective effort called Art Takes Times Square. Besides being back by a few hundred dollars in these lean times, I find myself sucked into a whirl of art and hope. It’s like a game of dice, a chance at noticeability. The public is the judge here for the first shortlist of 200 portfolios out of maybe 76000 (pity, my grandma & her pals aren’t around to collect me! ). Ok, so the thing is your goodwill with your networks is what counts besides hopefully your work quality. It’s a ton of work like none other out here, especially for the soloists participating on hope and talent alone. First and foremost of course is the making of a stellar portfolio and then the networking to get the eyeballs. Tumbling it, pinning it, pressing it, stumbling it, facebooking it, twittering it and of course blogging it! Tough contest, fat chance is what I think! Given the dismal stats on my blog here and Pinterest (I’m not on tumblr), what chance do I stand?
But then, I love that its there. It offers me inspiration to do stuff, make something out of my life and more importantly it helps connect me back with myself and what’s important to me as an independent artist free from the rigors of commerce. It really doesn’t matter if I’m kinda slow at generating a windfall of interest around all these platforms. It’s important that I now have an interesting set of experimental art to show my well wishers and friends who care to take a look! My head has been in a spin the past two weeks creating artworks in a rush of inspiration, whilst tracking all the twists and turns stipulated in the contest details for a basic framework for success.
So here’s a big hello to all you visitors, friends, fellow bloggers, subscribers and the fluke stumblers, please spare a minute or two to take a look at some interesting photo collages I have made. They’re viewable on the link below and hey if you do see them then don’t forget to click “Collect Me” (its the tab on the top right hand corner of the page in the link below! Phew!!) I hope your participation will help me get somewhere from nowhere!
Oh yeah, you can click “collect me” anonymously if you are concerned about privacy. Though there is something in it for you as a collector too. From what I understand, you will become a registered collector / judge with www.artistswanted.org and might be encouraged to consider either participation or be a judge of the work you see apart from my own. For the most striking collection there is a reward too, a trip to NYC!!! So, do not hesitate, if you love art, do take a look and be part of this movement. You might surprise yourself with the awesome talent you see there and be inspired yourself! You lose nothing when you collect, infact you stand to gain!!!
If you have a critique or comment to share you can leave one there or better still come back here to share. In case you are a fellow artist/photographer and are interested in participating do take a look at the details of the contest here. http://www.artistswanted.org/arttakestimessquare/
Muchos gracias in advance!
Collect me on the link above the slideshow or via shabnamphoto.