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Wave 4
  • Wave 4

    They talk about the Edge: being at the edge of the market, building up a loyal following, never making Average for the masses.

    But... people have to eat. people have to pay rent. so they dumb it down; they sand off the Edge.


    I am afraid of living there.


    I want to know how to make my works as beautiful and relatable and archival as possible, to use good materials that won’t degrade.


    But then — here’s the scary part — will that keep me from expressing art worth expressing?


    My self portrait from high school is cheap and crumbly and poorly executed — it has fallen apart, doesn’t look the same, will only get worse. But it is me. It expresses Teenaged Bethany better than anything else ever could. And i wasn’t thinking about the materials then. I was just showing me.


    I remember my art teacher pulling a chair right up to it. He sat there for a long time.


    That memory will not even last as long as I do, likely; but that memory is part of my fuel for now.


    I hope I make something good.

    I really, really do.

    • Dimensions


    • Year


    • Media

      Acrylic, glass & ceramic

    • Substrate

      Wrapped canvas

    • Profile


    • Finish

      Matte & gloss clear shield with UV protection

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