What you need to know:
Image 4 is crucial because it shows the basic structure that will support the rest of the artwork. The frame is a necessary key to constructing my latest art projects. A sturdy frame allows me to stand these artworks upright with the help of removable supports shaped as an upside-down T,
that then attach to the frame of the artwork. The stands enable me to tightly pack all my latest artworks together in an upright storage position. Without the stands, it would be impossible to safely store these works, or even be able to easily access them without damage. It is also probable, that without the stands I would not have the creative freedom I do now, to design whatever I wish to be my next music box.
Image 5 The overall structure of the artwork is done. Next up I will figure out how and where I am going to mount all the music.
An art thing that crossed my path:
A lot of our local artists, who generously call themselves artists, either sell or if their products do not sell, they eventually reduce their inventory. I rarely sell. I would also never dispose of my artwork, either. Those works that have not sold, which is close to 200 of them, are stored in a climate control room. In the past, I sold a dozen cheaply priced early artworks on Etsy. The last Etsy art sale was in 2017 for $575.00. My last artwork sale was Walking in Memphis in the 2021 CVA exhibition in Wausau Wi.
Walking in Memphis was a breakthrough project. I put a lot of effort into building an artwork that represented the lyrics in a variety of found photo images. My arrangement of Walking in Memphis was also a breakthrough in the overall quality of my cover music. Today the artwork hangs in the Customer Service area at Wausau Coated Products. It is not in public view. And I believe it has never been powered on since it left the exhibition. That means no one has ever heard the artwork’s music box played.
Scott Von Holzen