The other day, I got an email from an old boyfriend. It has been many many years since I last heard from him, and he apparently found his way to this blog by googling my maiden name, etc. (Hi Sal!) So it reminded me of this painting I did about 10 years ago. It is the only painting I ever signed with my maiden name of Baumeister though I have entertained the idea of using it since it sounds more European and edgy than freaking lilly-white-ugly-American ‘Towers’.
The reason I signed this painting with ‘Baumeister’ is because it was in a competition, and I knew the judge, who shall remain nameless here. I did not want him to show bias. I wanted him to be impartial and fair. I did not want him to feel uncomfortable or pressured in any way. If I was going to win an award, I wanted it to be because he thought my painting deserved one. So I freaking LOST. NOTHING. COAL IN THE STOCKING. ZIP. Yeah, that backfired big time.
And that was the last freaking time I signed a painting ‘Baumeister’.