If you follow me on social media, you've probably seen me post about the art truck. Now it's time to get into the details. The idea for the art truck came sometime in 2019. Shortly after experimenting with the mobile art cart. If you haven't seen that, here's a photo.
The mobile art cart was an idea from 2017, that Jeff built for me, so I could easily paint outdoors, at pop-up art shows and events. It worked out well and the traveling art truck was the obvious next step. It's an art gallery without having to stay put. I can show up with my art anywhere. I can drive my art around.
The traveling art truck has 200 square foot of hanging space There's the length on both sides of the cap, as well as the back. I currently have 5 large paintings displayed in it.
Here's a short video of me talking about the art truck.
It was designed and built by Jeff. We passively tested it on our road trip. If you'd like to learn more, including the technical aspects of the build and the data we were able to get from our tests, below is a video of a talk Jeff gave at TechLancaster.
I tried to find my space in the ecosystem. A lot of the ecosystem has changed and I couldn't quite find a place that I fit into, that also fit my needs as an artist, with the way that I like to do business. There are no rules in art. I can go park out front of museums, galleries, and shows. I don't have to wait for someone to give me permission to hang my art in their space.