Well I saw a friend this week, who has moved out of town but he is one of my earliest memories of making artistic friends in this town. I asked him the same question that I asked Lynn: "While we know that all art is transitional, there are some pieces that are definitley in the midst of experimentation and, for all intents and purposes, are kinda krap. What does one do with those pieces in between learning a new thing and taking it to a proper level? They are the middle fodder."
When I asked Lynn this questions, he said " what makes you think its any of your business to decide?"
Uuuuhhhhh....ok. Big thought. Makes my head hurt. Solves nothing. Yet.
I suppose that I think of my own art in a similar way to how we think about our children: They are mine, when actually, they are donated to us to raise for God, in what ever bent He wants them to grow into, but they are not really ours, lock stock or barrel.
Perhaps its similar for me with art, I still may be labouring under the misconception that my art is, in fact, mine?
I dunno. Need time to ponder.
I asked the same question of my artist friend, and he had a wealth of inspiring ideas to launch me into the notion of re-working them, effectively taking them to the next level.
So....I think I will continue to store them for a while until the next process for them presents itself.
Thanks for the good words JS!
ADDENDUM, as of May 2014:
Two of these pieces were reverse glass paintings. I took a hammer to them two nights ago. They went out in the garbage. I can only store so much at one time.