See Things For What They Can Be

Naming Artwork

What do you do when you have an abundance of artwork and you want to name each piece. I haven’t done any research on the topic and I don’t really plan to, but I am curious as to whether out of all the artist out there, do they name each piece of art they produce.

For me, when I’m done with one, a name just pops into my head right away. Other times I may have a string of artwork that is in line as a category. In that scenario, I may start with letters or a phrase and add numbers at the end. I’m not sure if that is a logical approach but it surely simplifies the need for naming an abundance of works on the table.

As an example, I have some designs that are incorporated using isometrics. So I had the idea to use the first four letters of isometric.

ISOM 106h 1
ISOM 106i

I’m sure someone will look at these and a name could possibly come to mind and that’s fine and dandy, but when I was working on these on a daily basis ISOM was so easy.

Now the following piece, when finished did have a name come to me.

ABSTRACTIVIDO

Why that name? Abstract was the first thing that popped when I looked at it and then I thought, nah too obvious, it needs something else. Abstractivido, yes.

I have plans for more of this type of design and naming them will be an event all its own.

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