I was glad to be the featured artist at the FCI/MOM art show. It is a cool event and all the proceeds got to help the homeless and those in need. Many people saw my work and commented on it. I jotted a few notes down to remember what people said. In no particular order, here are some comments on my work and my response:
"Love, love it!" (Thanks so much!)
"Beautiful." (Don't you love the texture.)
"You really blow this s#%t up?" (Renee - Yes, yes he does.)
"Nice color. And the texture is fantastic". (I blow it up. Scrape it. And, blow it up again.)
"Congrats on your awesome show!" (Thanks to Doug and Korbin at FCI. And the fine people at MOM. I'm glad I am here, it is a good cause!)
"Can I watch?" (Sure. You can come to The Blast Factory anytime.)
"How does this work?" (It starts with an idea, ends with an explosion.)
"When you light the fuse do you play The Mission Impossible theme music?" (I have never done that, but what a great idea.)
"Really cool!" (Thanks so much!)
"Looks like you are having fun!" (I love it.)
"Where do you do this?" (Outdoors, on a concrete pad.)
"Where did you learn this?" (Studying Cai Guo-Qiang and a lot of trial and error.)
"Who is your inspiration?" (Guo-Qiang, Yves Klein, Pierre Soulages.)
A number of people were very interested in my work and took the time to talk with me about it. There are few who have set a time to visit The Blast Factory. To be fair, there were also a number of people who walked past, looked at the exhibit, and were not interested at all. My gunpowder and fuse modern art is not for everybody!
That said, I've always looked for feedback. I appreciate the positive and negative. It's the only way to get better.