Let’s see, what are the standard things I write when my work is published?
“This came in the mail today …”
“Oh, what a nice surprise! I totally forgot that I spent a week writing this article/sucked up to the editor and got my thing in the reader gallery/etc.!”
“Tee hee. Look at the little thing I whipped up. And now it’s on a pulverized slice of dead tree!”
Lord, I’m even boring myself. It’s time to revamp my schtick.
Anyway … the Winter 2016/2017 Surface Design Journal arrived. It’s very cool. This edition is their “Inaugural International Exhibition in Print”. It celebrates the SDA’s 40th anniversary with a selection of work from forty artists. I’m one of them.
It looks like the competition to be included was pretty stiff, so I’m quite gratified. The magazine’s intro article mentions that “40 artists were chosen from over 400” and that jurors had to sift through more than 1200 images.
Based on looking through the published works, I think they tried to select the most diverse range of work they could in terms of media, technique, and theme.
My piece, Game Over, is in there representing the art quilt end of things. Hopefully it will depress thousands of people. Edit: Here’s a PDF, courtesy of the kind folks at the SDA Journal.
What else is in there? A reliquary containing samples taken from a two mile deep ice core in Antarctica. A pair of needlefelted hairless cats who are hugging each other. Sculptural baskets woven from watercolor paper. A truly disturbing set of beaded hoods. Enough other artwork to make an MFA advisor gleefully rub his hands and start muttering phrases like “vegetarian fetishism” and “synthesis of zeitgeist”.
It’s art, baby!
Go here to see about getting your own copy: http://www.surfacedesign.org/journal/about-the-journal/