If a certain commercial gallery hadn't given me a chance, knowing that the work
most likely was not saleable, I wouldn't be where I am now. The gallery took a
chance and gave me an opportunity to express myself with an unsaleable medium,
but luckily there are those people who do understand that only time reveals what
contemporary art is and that contemporary art acts as a historian. I also have come
to the conclusion that there is a market that wants the traditional safe sort of art
and that is OK. Sometimes you feel that you compromise yourself but the reality
is that we all need to survive so you make work that is still dealing with your
theoretical issues but is a little more saleable. This allows you to continue on with
your rigorous inquiry using not so acceptable mediums or ideas. We need all those
people who appreciate art, however it is applied. I also want to say that it is
refreshing the way you respond to artwork without dragging out all the dead,
no disrespect to my forbears in art. I love your truth, keep doing it.
A response to the comment In Defence of 'Cows in Fields'
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