Artist's work features a lot of milarkey
"I guess it's, well it's necessary."
Artist Damin Radford Scott is hoping the most expensive painting at his exhibition on Friday won't sell.
The framed work is the centrepiece of his website, which is being launched on the same night in New Plymouth, and features five of his famous cartoon characters.
"I'm thinking I'll put $2222 on it which is outrageous for me," he said. "I'm keen to hold on to it but if someone wants to pay that much I guess they can take it."
The website is all about Milarky, a concept Radford Scott can't define.
"I guess it's, well it's necessary. I think that's my answer. I can't stop it, it seems to make people happy and I like making people happy."
Radford Scott said he had spent two years working on the website with friend Alex Ferens.
"I thought I could make it on my own, but then I realised the computer stuff was too hard," he said. "The more I learnt about it, the more I realised I didn't know."
Radford Scott will use the website to share his work and keep people updated with what he's doing. "It's an adaptation of a portfolio. It's more for documentation."
The exhibition will include installations, sketches and paintings. "It will probably be the last time I do paintings. I'm moving back to doing basic stuff, like what I do in my sketches."
After the week-long exhibition Radford Scott will move to Canada. "I'm going over to snowboard, but hopefully I'll do another show over there too."
Radford Scott's website launch and exhibition will open on Friday at 6pm in the old Cactus Jacks building in Devon St and run until December 23.
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