You just never know...

I was commissioned this summer to do a project for a local business association. I'm sure many of you have seen the Cows On Parade. They were popular here in Harrisburg last summer. A local small town decided to do something similar with Planters instead of cows. After struggling with my concept, I settled on photography (because I'm not a fan of painting anymore.)

Planter

I took several strolls around the town and shot some detail macro shots of the town, trying to capture some views that people might question if they even came from New Cumberland. Almost like an "eye-spy" sort of game. I was not a fan of the planter when it was finished. I was more happy that the project was complete then the finished results.

I was shocked when I found out it was a hit. People stopped by it frequently just to check it out (it was outside my Mom's workplace, who had sponsored the planter.) Even more surprising was the auction. My planter went for $385, the highest bid planter of the day. I was honored to hear that people liked it that much.

It just goes to show how hard it can be to price an "art project". A project is only valued at what someone is willing to pay for it.

Planter