With success inevitably comes failure or disappointment. Or so I tell myself.
I have been rejected from another show. Oh yeah, I know it sounds better to say "not accepted." I even looked at the dictionary to see if I could play a semantics game and come up with something better.
Throw back. Rebuff, repel, repulse. Spew out.
The Thesaurus wasn't much better:
2 something separated from a group or lot for not being as good as the others. CULL.
Oh, that makes me feel better.......
It was the Foundry Painting show. I sooooo wanted to get in this show. The juror was Victor Wang, who I don't know but I saw a show of his paintings last year. I nearly fell on my knees in awe of his lush and passionate work.
So I put together my favorite group of abstracts. My most passionate and heartfelt work; work I practically bled on. But, well........you know........"not selected." I am not sure what I think about this. I am being accepted by some of the best and most prestigious fine art fairs in the country. I've been recognized in many positive ways. Yet I long for more. I don't think I am greedy, perhaps ambitious is a better word.
b : having a desire to achieve a particular goal : ASPIRING.
Yeah, that must be it.