Grateful / by Chris Maynard

 Self Knowledge . turkey feather . 12" x 9"

Self Knowledge . turkey feather . 12" x 9"

Before I seriously began my professional art life, my work involved negotiating with the hydropower (dam) industry for which I received an average of about ½ a compliment per year. At my first solo art show, compliments for my work was one a minute. I found this attention a bit intimidating at the time. So I ducked out for a moment to call my sculptor friend Ross Matteson. All he said was, “Just be grateful that people like your work.” That advice stays with me every day.

Thank you for liking my work.