Mabel…or how do you name art?


So, I created a piece to enter into a call for art for a local public gallery. I need to name this. I came up with several names with dots…Dotalific…Dotarama…and various other iterations of Dot. I hated all of them. So, I settled on Mabel. Because what else would you name this?

Naming is a curious thing. I name almost everything. Every plant in my garden has a name. The gnomes which you can find everywhere have names too. But, naming is also ownership. I am defining and naming you.

I don’t necessary define my art. I like people to see what they see. Respond as they want to respond. And hopefully share with me what they feel or think. So, it is hard for me to name something…So, Mabel.

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