Your work can be hung in any orientation, therefore signed and titled on the reverse, and many collectors create formations/displays of different sizes, shapes and colours. Was this the original intention or something that’s happened organically?
I have always liked the idea of having the final owner of the piece being a part of the creative process – the pieces read differently depending on how you hang them. I work flat and move around the piece as I am creating so truly don’t have an ‘up’ so I started signing only the back. Then, some smart people would say “aha! But you signed on this side so it must be the top”. No, I was just being lazy. Now I sign all 4 sides to eliminate any reference of how it is hung.
Although they stand alone, I always visualized them in a grouping of different colours and sizes…creeping up the staircase. A gallery here in Toronto hung about 25 pieces as a wall art collage and a collector (incidentally from England), bought all of them for their condo wall – created such an impact! I also have new collectors that buy a piece at every show and gradually build up their collection. It is great to see these people a few times a year and hear how they are committed to filling their world with real art!