Sculpture 1977

Art Studio, Calder, Inner Peace, Joan Miro

I used to carve stone and lots of it. Mostly limestone, the quarries in my area are plentiful and willing to give up small to medium pieces. As a poor artist, free was the invitation I needed.

Having a studio, plus creating and running it, are almost two separate skill-sets. You can imagine which skill I had and which I didn’t. After many shows, gallery representations and purchases, I couldn’t find enough money to keep it going. I will always regret that decision and now believe I should have gone after it do or die. It is a huge regret, but have made peace with myself.

Being an illustrator is rewarding and almost as messy. At least I am not coughing and sneezing dust. Paint doesn’t fly.

14 thoughts on “Sculpture 1977

  1. I’m glad for you that you have made peace with yourself, Barry. On most days I feel the same regarding my own regrets. On those other days I remind myself that I really like my life right now. So what’s to feel bad about?


  2. You know I rarely believe people when they say they have no regrets. I certainly have some. Regarding art, instead of dropping out of my graphics course I wish I had transferred to visual arts and perused photography. At least I’m doing it now. 🙂


  3. Thank you for your post, it has made me appreciate and understand a little bit of what my husband does every day. Not always easy to appreciate it when you are within something. Hope you can make peace with that decision and not regret too much.


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