I learned today that I’m to be interviewed on WXEL Public Radio, which I gather is on the north side of Miami, in January. Taped interview, it’s for a program called Florida Forum, which I believe runs on Sundays. Apparently the interview will last close to an hour. Well, we’ll have plenty to talk about.
After that I’ll have some down time before my first signing, so I’ll likely hide in the Keys and work on a new book. Odd, how the first time I went to Key West,in ’79, I hadn’t written any novels yet; only short stories. Now I go back all these years later, and a whole slew of books are behind me. Sure, only one of them is published thus far, but that’s a pretty good start. Didn’t seem possible then. Why do I mention this? To assure you younger writers, and painters, that with a little discipline (or a lot), most dreams can be realized. But baby you have to keep that vision intact; the practical world is adept at despoiling it–if you let them.
I haven’t discussed fiction in awhile–meaning some of my other books. We’ll do that in the next week or so.
Today we installed a sculptural interpretation of a corporation’s logo at their suite in Arrowhead Stadium (note shop photo at top, prior to install), which is where the Chiefs play. Great client. I alluded to them I think in September, when they commissioned three of these pieces, executed in aluminum by the brilliant Erik Beier (logo designed by Kelley Ludwig). So one of these went in the suite, and the other two in board rooms at the company’s headquarters. Client was ecstatic. So was I.
My point? For all you sculptors out there, if you feel like interpreting a logo in sculptural form–regardless of medium–this can be a great source of revenue. As long as you’re juiced by the commission, and see it as an aesthetic challenge, it is still art. Many corporate clients are open to this.