Artist

Philip Frank

In 2018 I was commissioned to make a custom piece for a collector and their wish was for me to openly react to a personal and difficult time in their life. The collector chose my work based on my very distinctive and easily recognizable style. I was very lucky because this collector trusted me one .....

In 2018 I was commissioned to make a custom piece for a collector and their wish was for me to openly react to a personal and difficult time in their life. The collector chose my work based on my very distinctive and easily recognizable style. I was very lucky because this collector trusted me one hundred percent to take the project in the right direction. In the beginning, I was hesitant whether I could successfully capture such a delicate subject matter and have it live up to their expectations.

Over the next few weeks, I began sketching and coming up with ideas on how to take the best approach with the project. I kept working on the project over the course of a few months and let it develop naturally. I knew from the beginning that I needed to trust my gut and go with it, otherwise, my uncertainty would be evident in the final product.

Finally, the piece was finished, and it was time to present the work. During its creation the client did not want to see any progress of the piece, rather they wanted a big surprise for all to be revealed at the end. I knew I had put all my possible energy into the piece, and now it was time for their reaction. The collector was amazed that I had put into reality and remembered exactly what we talked about during our initial meetings. They said the piece was better than they could have ever imagined. I was very honored and surprised that the piece had such a strong impact on the client, it reflected the adversity they had faced, and it helped them heal. These are the moments we work so hard for as artists, knowing that your work has the weight and potential to positively impact other human beings.

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