A few days ago I received two art pieces in the mail from a college friend I haven’t seen in years. He originally reached out to see if I was selling any of my artwork.
Rather than sending me cash, I proposed a trade: how about we trade something you make (i.e. art, poetry, whatever) for what I make?
It keeps things interesting but also keeps me from monetizing my work. It was an idea I took from an artist my friend Katherine met.
So, although he has never shown his work to anyone, my friend JC agreed to send me two of his pieces (and was okay with me sharing them).
I was amazed. Each piece is well composed, which is something hard to do when you’re pulling together very different elements. His pieces kind of give an air to Feist’s album artwork for The Reminder.