The Waiting Room



I was invited to participate in Area 405’s Sweet ‘Art 10th anniversary event. I was paired with Tyler Farenholt and the idea was that we were to collaborate or create some new art based on our interaction with each other.

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We are both busy guys, and we didn’t actually connect until the week before we were supposed to install. I realized there was no way we were going to get to know each other well enough to pull off a collaboration. Tyler was slammed with his MICA work and I am finishing a round of commissions. Tyler suggested putting in some self portraits he made (he’s very good at them). This made me think about how we present ourselves to the world in different situations.  What are the things we want to share with the new people in our lives? Or keep private? And so, I made the waiting room.









12 responses to “The Waiting Room”

  1. Bari Avatar

    I like this piece. A lot. Well done, Jim.

  2. Mary Lou Rosato Caine Avatar

    I do love the little shelf the best…it’s rather funny that in the last photo you see the rings in the carpet and the rings(fingerprints)in your fingers :) Best to you in your show!

  3. Jim Doran Avatar

    Thank you both, very much. Mary Lou – I was thinking the same thing…

  4. CuriousArt Avatar

    Oooh, I’d missed this one, Jim! And I love it. As a collector of curiosities I do sometimes worry what strangers think when they first see my living space. But since I’m something of a hermit it doesn’t happen very often! Interesting clock you have there. Does it work the way I hope it would, especially on deadline days? If so I want one!!!

    1. Jim Doran Avatar

      Thanks, Leah!

      The clock indicates my relationship to time, which isn’t how most folks relate to time. It might seem great for deadlines, but sadly, doesn’t work outside my sphere of being. Yet.

  5. Scott Avatar

    I am a patient boy

  6. steve Karla Avatar

    Wow saw your work at Illustration Friday…..all i can say is JOY! love the small scenes so cool!

    1. Jim Doran Avatar

      Thanks Steve!

  7. Beth Avatar

    Cool piece. BTW: you have crazy deep fingerprints!

  8. Patrick Girouard Avatar

    A fantastic idea beautifully executed.

  9. Emily Avatar

    I lack words to – egad – awesome. Just awesome.

    1. Jim Doran Avatar

      Thanks Emily!