I finished this commission in record time. God, I love making these assemblages...I love selling them even more though. I stopped making them, for awhile, because they were stacking up in my studio, taking up more space than I have to spare. I hate to be so driven by monetary concerns, but the reality is, art is not selling as well right now and I'm in the business of making and selling art. I have no desire to be a starving artist. Never did, that's why I dropped out of art school to become a plumber. There is nothing glamorous or desirable about poverty to me. I once knew someone who's father is very wealthy and he would buy her a car, tv etc...in addition to paying for her college education. She turned her back on all of that (after being done with school of course) and basically took a vow of poverty. So interesting to me, that's the last thing I would have wanted to do as I struggled to pay rent and tuition with little help from my family. Seems to me, those who choose a 'vow of poverty' don't really know poverty. Or haven't been raised in poverty worrying about bills being paid or food to eat and so forth. Even my poverty experience is still much better than the majority of the people in the world who have so very little in comparison. Oh my, I'm on run with my opinions now, eh? What better place than my blog.