Title: The Visitor
Media: Giclée print
Surface: Canson Arches Infinity Watercolor Paper
Size: 10″ x 7″ [≈25.4cm x 17.8cm]
This is the one that started it all.
I don’t even remember why i drew it in the first place. I mean… bunnies. Me? Bunnies? If you know me or have seen my other pieces, it seems as likely as my becoming a ballerina.
At the time, i was transitioning from doing serious works all of the time and a carrot enigmatically floating in the air with a clutch of bunnies staring at longingly seemed pretty unserious [sic].
A lot of people have demanded this painting and frankly, it shocked me. It wasn’t just that people liked it, it was that they were quite smitten with the image and vociferous in their desire to buy it.
The problem is that with any unique piece of work comes a significant price tag. It isn’t the piece in and of itself; that only took me a few hours to create. The price of art isn’t determined by how long it took to create a piece. To compare other arts to the visual arts, it doesn’t matter if a songwriter was able to write a song in a few minutes or if it took weeks- if someone likes a song or album and buys it, they aren’t paying that artist based on how long it took to create the composition. The same principle applies to the visual arts as it does the performing arts.
Part of the price is demand but it’s also the years of training, experimentation and knowledge that took me to arrive at this image.
With The Visitor, i realized that i would have to charge two to four hundred dollars for the original and that didn’t sit well with me. It wasn’t just the price of the painting, it would have hurt and frustrated a lot of people. As i said, i was taken back by the intensity that people expressed for this image.
So here it is- not the original but far more affordable.