I have decided who I am giving my signed print away to.
Below is the winning email that gave me ‘a reason why.’
I don’t really think much else needs to be said on the subject.
“O Wait…one more thing just as important!” :)
Thanks to the others who entered their reasons too.
It was really fun to watch how this whole affair would play out.
I must add, the process definitely opened my eyes as to whom exactly takes me seriously.
Such a unique bunch, thrown into this melting pot, we be…
Take care, and talk to you soon~
From: “Clayton Cartier” *******@**********
Date: April 19, 2009 4:45:32 PM PDT
To: “WormIntruderPrint” *********@*********
Subject: Why Not?
The reason that you should give me the print, is more like the reasons than reason. One reason is that I truly like your work. I see more layers than an onion. Another reason is that I live in Wyoming seperated from any attractive cosmopolitan area that draws creative visionaries, like yourself, so I lack exposure to things at the level you are working. So see it as a portal, of sorts. The many other reasons are the other people who would see it and experience it, if you gave it to me. Because we live in Wyoming, and because everyone I know is from somewhere else, we are the needy ones. Not because we don’t experience beauty, but because the type of beauty that you create points to a familiar nature that is so simple and complex, yet. It is like nourishment. It is like you have exposed the inner workings of the vast universe of human nature. Maybe it makes me think, I know the words to this song and I don’t even sing. It creates a common understanding that resembles harmony. And I am the skeptic and think most people are fucked, most days.
I don’t know if I can sound more pathetic and still be truthful. I can maybe come up with a few more reasons why. But, I truly think that no matter who you send it too, they and others around them will benefit greatly. So sounding pathetic seems so petty to me. Because the truth is, for the most part, I just want it to look at. Maybe I am the needy one. I am not afraid to face my own wanting pathetic nature and admit it, esspecially if it is for free art that I really like.