Exploring ideas on creativity through digital art.
I am undecided about whether or not to sign my art and waffle back and forth. When I sold prints, I included a paper containing a description of the print with a short bio and a signature. There was one occasion when someone asked me to sign the front of the work, so I did.
I have heard that professionals sign their work. There is a story of an electrician who signs the fuseboxes he makes. The act holds a certain amount of pride. It acknowledges a confidence, an ownership.
On the other hand, in the philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, artists leave their work unsigned. Leonard Koren does not print his name on the spines of his books. The beautiful, intricate sand mandalas of the Buddhists are temporary works of art that get washed away by the tide. The people who make the mandalas are unknown, but the act of the work is well known.
I feel my works sits insecurely between this-is-mine and all-things-are-temporary. Sometimes I feel like a signature changes the work. Other times I am just lazy or don’t think about it. I am more inclined to sign a physical piece than something that goes on the internet. That may change.
What about you? Do you sign your art? Why do you do it?
Hi I’m Jamuna Burry.
365 DAYS is my personal practice of shipping words and images.