Last night I was flipping through the channels and I stopped on Antiques Roadshow. I don’t usually watch this program, though when I worked Saturdays it was on the waiting room TV in the evening. In my mind it seems like a show I’m not interested in, but when I watch it I always enjoy it. Weird, huh?
I was thinking last night that I need to make more of an effort to watch this show. They had a print by an artist, Walter Anderson, that I really liked. People have all kinds of treasure hiding out in their homes and I’ve found cool artists when I’ve watched this show. I actually first heard about Art Smith from seeing one of his collars on Antiques Roadshow. You never know what you’ll see on this show.
It got me thinking, what would they say about my work? Obviously my pieces aren’t antiques (yet) so I would have to imagine it in the future. How would you feel if you saw someone talking about your work not knowing you were listening. What would they say? Would they talk about the things you think are important, or about the general climate of the time? Who would they compare us to?
For a TV show this sure brought up a lot of questions for me. I’ll try to watch it more often, I may even find more inspiring metalsmiths next time I watch!