Early one February morning at Abergavenny Morning! Networking meeting, attendees have 45 seconds each to introduce themselves and their businesses to the 40+ people in the room.
When my turn came around I introduced myself and photographer Jane who I’d invited along and removed my scarf revealing a large cardboard badge with “The only language that matters?” painted on it. Approaching the nearest table, I began handing out large round seeds from a black drawstring bag.
Jane began photographing the exchange as I made my way slowly around the room and with only a few seconds left I asked the room if they knew what type of seed it was and then revealed its name.
I was later asked Do you think honesty is the only language that matters? To which I replied Yes.
Taking art into a business networking context. I’m considering alternative ways of showing art, my art in particular as this is a context I’m experimenting with. With my work being about people, communication and words the networking context is an intriguing situation in which to place it.