As an Artist, I Have a Lot of Time on My Hands is a developing body of work about the challenges of being an artist, such as fitting making into daily life, working despite others' beliefs about artistic pursuits, and finding meaning in everything created. Each drawing in the series includes a still life found and created during my day at the front desk of a museum -- my first "real" job after graduating from college. Most of the drawings are paired with a comment from a stranger who has spoken to me about my work or being an artist. I have carried these phrases with me for as long as I can remember; while I may not remember who said them to me, the phrases have made me question my work, my path, and my reasoning for making and pursuing both. This project is, and forever will be, ongoing.

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