A Pendant by Any Other Name…an Art Rant by Ann Robinson Davis

Editor’s note: Ann Robinson Davis is the author of one of our most popular articles. “Clean your Studio Heal your Artself!” (From Metal Clay Artist Magazine Winter 2012) We received the most interesting notes from readers about this article…including a letter from one person who credits this article for having saved her life!  The article dealt with letting go and cleaning up our studios.  We are pleased to share another article by this author. This time it is a “HOT TOPIC” among artists!

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“Lagoon” by Ann Robinson Davis

There has always been a fierce debate in the art community (all the arts) about whether to name or not to name your work.

In school, back in the 60’s I was never taught to name anything. If I produced a crazy lace agate ring, well that was what it was called, with the added place it came from, such as Mexican Crazy Lace Agate Ring. As I matured as an artist I began having specific ideas about my work and how I wanted to express an idea. The urge to create was subjugated to the urge to have meaning. Continue reading…