I like this new piece but, it looks much like other encaustic art… doesn’t say Cucci-Smith. Feels like I stole it from another site. Maybe it looks too good to me… Ha! Maybe that’s it, it looks like someone else’s art that I would say, “Hey that’s awesome?”. Hmmm… what an unusual and awkward thought. I usually know when my art is good and when it isn’t. It has nothing to do with opinion, it has to do with art facts.
I had a series of work from the late 1990’s to early 2000’s that was so, so, good.
It’s hard to work at that pace when life is constantly changing. Then I did a series of work in 2010 that was mediocre at best, that work sold out. That’s the series of work I am least proud of, and well, 20 pieces are hanging in South Jersey homes. Ha! Do I laugh at myself for showing the work? Or better yet do I embrace the series, knowing it has led me to a better grouping of work? Yes, the latter of course. However, I often cringe in embarrassment when I see that series. So anyway I have yet to decide what I feel about this piece – I know it does feel, impersonal.
Perhaps it is still UNFINISHED – as usual…. ah the plight of being an artist. My mind is never quiet, that must explain my need to be alone so much. But, that is another blog- The Artist’s Mind (coming soon).