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Something that really struck me, that I didn't really expect, was that you could tell how genuine Wegman is. He is so unassuming about his work and you could tell he did it to explore some need that was within him. If people like it - that was good - but he was going to do it either way.
So as I was watching interesting poses of dogs go by I had these thoughts. . . . .
- Nobody can dictate what art actually is
- There will always be someone, somewhere that likes the art that you do
- Don't be afraid of your "What the Hell" moment - it might turn into a series of a lifetime
- Make art with what you know, not with what you wish you knew
- Make art with what you love.
- Don't be afraid to change how you make art
#6 is from the fact that while Wegman has continued to enjoy widespread success with his series of Weimaraner Dogs (and obviously loves them), he has taken up painting and collaging ."Apparently, some people like them and some people don't", he off-handly said. You could tell that it didn't really matter to him one way or another. He found the need to take up painting again - so he was going to do it. He also, was kind enough to show us his work - some more successful than others and how he is improving in the media.
All in all a great night! I highly suggest you take some time and look through this man's body of work! Amazing!