Here’s a concept for you: A reach artist
When I met with Amy Sullivan in October we talked art and artists. She mentioned a couple of artists in a gallery, noting almost under her breath about one of them, “she’s a reach artist.”
When asked, Amy said a reach artist for her sets a benchmark. It’s an artist she admires . . . and who she’d like to stand side by side with in accomplishment some day.
She studies her reach artists more in depth. Not just what their doing artistically, but how they experiment, how they push themselves, the paths they take in their career, the galleries they exhibit in, the way they market.
For Amy, a reach artist is an aspiration. One that is tangible and leaving clues on how she too can get there.
Do you have reach people? Those individuals who embody where you’d like to be in the near future?