When one becomes a mother you are told to look out for certain milestones in the development of your child, for example the first time he/she sits, or crawl (mine never did much crawling) or the first step, or the first word and so on.
Lately I wondered if there are certain milestones in an artistic career, and if one can call it that. For example the first sale of an artwork, the first gallery show, the first award etc.
Everyone develops at their own rate. Louise Bourgeois for example only received recognition late in her life, while Vincent van Gogh never did get much attention until after his death; and some receive acclaim just after they leave art school.
Last week I received news that for the first time my work was acquired by an Academic collection:
To some this might not seem like a big deal, but to me, I’m feeling the way a mother feels when she sees her child taking his/her first step!
6 thoughts on “a milestone?!”
Congratulations! Long overdue!
Looking out for many more to come.
(Living Life in Full Colour – Art Direction)
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Thank you Anriet. It feels like I walked a 1000 miles to reach this milestone, but the journey is worth it.
This is major! A deserving work to be incorporated in Unisa’s illustrious collection. Gwen Miller is a ‘tough cookie’ so you can indeed call this a milestone.
Thank you Petru. I must also not forget to thank the Erdmann Contemporary gallery. They were instrumental in making this happen.
Hi Vriendin!! Dit is die beste nuus ooit!!! Wat ‘n awesome awesome gebeurtenis!!! Dink uit en uit net nog ‘n milestone van vele om nog te kom!!!
Dankie liewe Karen- ek hoop ook so xx