Accidents Will Happen in the Land of False Noses (2014 ink on a sketchbook page)
A few months ago I entered this drawing into a competition run by an ink company. It wasn’t shortlisted.
Last month I entered it for the Anonymous Drawings project. It wasn’t chosen.
It isn’t a bad drawing, hopefully. The whole idea of people (and animals) wearing everyday objects as false noses is quite engaging – to me (and my partner, who made it up) at least. It just demonstrates that art is subjective and that, thankfully, we can’t all like the same thing. If you enter a drawing or painting into competitions then you have to accept the possibility that it’ll be rejected and one mustn’t take these things personally.
Perhaps I’ll keep entering it for things until it becomes the most rejected drawing of all time. Then, perhaps, someone will show it some love and clasp it to their bosom, murmuring softly, “Now you have a home…”