Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Long Journey of “1” Could End at Your Doorstep Via Ebay

This weekend, I had an epiphany. 

Over the last nine months I’ve been working feverishly to get my work into new galleries so that new eyes can lay upon my creative efforts in exhibition.  But over the last few days I’ve had the sudden urge to put this aside and concentrate on creating (and finishing) new work… ideas that have gone neglected because of my pursuit of exhibition.

It’s really too bad my budget does not afford me to hire a personal assistant to do all of these submissions for me.  “Nancy, be sure to FedEx this package to the Smithsonian for me.”

Though there are some leads from galleries (after all I will be exhibiting next month through Circus Terminal, USA at Studio B next month), I’ve decided that it might be best to raise some funds for pending projects by making some of my work available for immediate purchase.  Or in this case, immediate auction – I’ve put seven paintings up for auction on eBay.

One of the paintings being auctioned, titled “1” actually took me six years to finish.  It’s not that the actual process took six years; it’s the procrastination of completing one project when you have a million others in your head.  I’m sure you know what I’m talking about here.

The excitement and momentum of ideas are sometimes hard to maintain when other ideas bump into your mind, competing for your attention, your excitement, your momentum.  It’s crazy!  How can a creative person get anything done?

“I” wasn’t the only incomplete painting, waiting in line were “2” and “3” (not yet up for auction).  The idea was to complete a number series from zero to twenty, and for God knows what reason, I started at one instead of zero.  I only got to three before I stopped. 

Six years later, inspired by physics formulas, I began the Kobiphysics series  in 2012 and showcased the series as part of a collection inspired by ancient and modern physicists.  In the series, I included “1” for its mathematical value in the formulas.

For a very limited time, “1” is up for grabs on eBay and it was a long journey this painting.  Now that it’s here, I’m hoping to give the painting a very happy home.

If you’d like to view or place a bid for the painting, go to:

To view the six other paintings on eBay, go to: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=kobina+wright&_sacat=0&_from=R40.

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