a new energy
Last week Tod ran into a friend of his in Burlington and gave him one of my clock postcards. Gabriel Boray. I've never met him but have heard about him from Tod. I knew too what his work looked like as I checked it out online, he is a painter who interestingly has some amazing paintings of industrial areas and railroad tracks. Tod mentioned that Gabriel had an immediate reaction to the postcard so I emailed him and asked about showing him my work. I have to say, Gabriel is probably the first artist I have met here that is really intense and determined to make it. No shit job for him. He wants to live and work and play as an artist. Recently Gabriel opened up his own gallery right above the Flynn Center for Performing Arts on Main Street and today I went there with some clocks he picked out from my website for possible exhibiting! I was there over an hour and a half ~ incredible since I often feel I have nothing to say to people. I like this guy! I like his energy. I like his space. It is small and not something you would know exists if you just walked down main street but he has his connections, his people...and the space exudes a confidence that I've not really felt in many other places. I sort of felt like I was in the presence of someone great. I'm a decade older than he is and yet I found myself looking up to him. That little bit of time spent in his studio already has altered my perception of my own work as seen through his eyes. I am inspired by him and honored that he really digs these clocks! He has been wanting to get some small sculptures in, he loves railroads and he loves clocks. I really feel good about being in his space, I know he is serious, committed and not going to just let my work sit there collecting dust. They will either sell soon or they will be out.