I wanted to tell a few people that I’ve had the immense pleasure of meeting and working with over the last couple years that I’ve stepped away from any official duties at the Huffington Post even though I remain on the masthead as a founding editor. As a practicing artist with several shows coming up, I should and no longer want to be relied upon to feed what has become such a large enterprise editorially.
I love starting things. After launching the Arts page, the Science page, and the ImageBlog (and Design Thursdays, Haiku reviews, Art Meets Science, etc.), I did what I set out to do and more. I’m so proud of all of it and so many people were absolutely integral to making it happen– to the writers who I so admire that I approached and who agreed to be a part of the conversation, to the artists who agreed to open up their studios and share their work. It has been a privilege and an honor.
I’m frankly amazed that we were even allowed to create a space that focused on the visual arts on a platform that has seen such growth, not to mention being bought by AOL, and then expanding internationally to France, England, Germany, Spain, Japan and soon China, India, Poland and Portugal. I’m especially proud to leave them with a curated ImageBlog, which transcends language and will enable a far greater number of artists to be shared with the world. It felt like the perfect way to make a Michael Jordan exit. If you haven’t yet checked this out you can read about it here and view it here.
I hope to see you at one of my exhibitions in the near future. If I don’t already have your email address, please submit it on the front page of this site and you will be invited to all of them.
If you have any other questions about how to get coverage, they can be answered here. Other than that, I’m sorry. I’m too busy dancing.