PINK KNIGHT FIND HOME. OLD DOVE HELP.
KEEP COMPASS ON HEAD.
BEASTS TALKING. QUIET.
KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN. TERRORTORY IN THE BUILDING.
LANTERN HELP VISION.
JAPAN SAY HAPPY UMBRELLA DAY.
JAPAN SAY SORRY. SEW BAD.
LET DEAD HORSE LIE.
PLAY CROQUET OKAY. MAIL LETTER AFTER.
GRASSHOPPER BAIT. BIG DOG IN BUSHES.
REAL ROOK TOOK TRAIN.
THE eBAY BLOCK
You can sell a human baby on eBAY for $2,000.00. You can sell a grilled cheese sandwich on eBAY with a char mark that somebody says looks like Jesus (like anyone would know what Jesus looked like) for $25,000.00. Yet eBay put a ceiling price of $5,000.00 on any Paintings By God I wanted to sell on eBay, saying I had to sell a lot of small items first–to gain the trust of the eBay ‘buy and sell’ community and work my way up to higher priced items, which would take about a year or more. That’s why I don’t sell my work on eBay.
eBay is a community of buy and sell addicts, who devalue items so they can keep buying and selling. It’s like a gambling addiction for the masses, the populace, the people with not much money, who nevertheless like the excitement of the gamble, the trade, the risk. It’s for people who can’t afford to trade on Wall Street.
eBay told me that I not only had to sell a lot of small items, but I also had to buy a lot of other people’s small items to gain their trust. “We want to get to know you first, so we know you’re not a fraud”, she said. I told her my whole life history, the history of my art, my hopes, my dreams, goals, obstacles… I felt like I was interviewing for a job that she didn’t want me to get. I told her I didn’t have a lot of small items to sell and I didn’t want to buy a lot of other people’s small items.
All the possessions I have I need and use, and I don’t have room for anybody else’s small stuff in my apartment. I wanted only to sell my art. But the rules were the rules–a $5,000.00 cap per painting. But then it became only one painting. I said in a very nice way that eBay was devaluing my art by pricing it for me – when they hadn’t even seen it. And what makes them experts on art in the first place?
She said that’s how the ‘buy and sell’ community works.
At many points throughout the conversation I thought I was talking to the CIA and military intelligence combined. She kept repeating the same policy over and over again.
No matter what I said, her response was always the same. It was like she’s was the government, always pushing me, ‘where’s the next attack going to be? When’s the next attack? Give us a date. Who? Give us an exact address and location.
I call that the eBay BLOCK.
~Sharon Lee Davies-Tight
It’s not so much the art, as it is the story. A story that my God told through my soul at my urging – absent me determining in advance or along the process the outcome. Many stories among one, that had no beginning, middle nor end. Stories that continue to evolve even when the paint no longer moves.
At some point the entity and/or the organism becomes the art, no longer needing an external medium to express it.
~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight
TO: ART AFICIONADOS
Prior to painting a picture I don’t say, ‘I think I’ll paint a watercolor, or acrylic or oil painting today’. I’m not that kind of artist. What’s a water-color? Everybody wants to know the medium. Why? Without the picture the medium is meaningless.
When I paint, I paint a picture, not a watercolor, acrylic or oil. Art aficionados miss the point of true art by shifting the focus from the picture to the materials.
When a true artist creates, the materials become irrelevant to the creation. One doesn’t need a particular medium; one only needs the desire and the talent to create. One will find the materials to create what needs to be expressed, regardless of the type or quality of what’s used to make that happen.
~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight