I am an artist, not a writer. My Intent is not to educate, enlighten or inspire but rather to clarify my motivations to myself. I find that when I write down the thoughts and reasons that I take certain paths, it helps me to avoid repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Let's face it, authentic work evolves through a series of mistakes, lessons learned and options eliminated.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Live Demonstration Piece

“Fandango” 21”x 30”
polished cement & dry pigment on panel
( click to enlarge)

"Fandango" was completed on opening night of my show, with the help of of some very brave patrons. I had never done this before. I thought it would be an interesting experiment to involve the crowd and see how art by committee might turn out. Patrons selected cement shards that would go into the piece, poured liquid pigments and etched marks into the composition. I poured the background cement into the forms and we waited for 45 minutes for it to set. It was great fun to be able to remove the forms and turn over the art for a "live" reveal! Everyone then voted on which end should go up and what the title would be. I guess this just proves that anyone can do this stuff! The finished piece was donated to the museum for a silent auction.

I will post actual shots of the gallery installation in a upcoming post.


  1. What a brilliant idea! I also like that the piece was donated to the museum.
    Good job William Hall!

  2. Thanks Carole, that was the hook that helped get me a lot of media coverage.

  3. Bill, is it possible to make a bid on this piece through your website or this blog site or your email or how to do this? Please let your followers know! Love your new piece.

  4. Marianne, I feel that the silent auction could be improved. It is not obvious to the casual observer when you are viewing the show that it is up for bid. It is possible to bid on the piece through me. All anyone has to do is let me know their bid and I will notify the museum. The latests bid is $125. so there is a deal to be had.


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