Why I give away my paintings
I started painting simple watercolors in June of 2001. Since then, I have given away: 4316 http://www.creativetime.org/4316/index.html in NYC, one for each victim of the Twin Towers disaster. 189 in Washington for each victim of the Pentagon tragedy. 93 in Pennsylvania for the victims of Flight 93. 300 in NYC at the Free Biennial. And now I am giving away 930, 10 per day at the 93 days of the Manifesta. http://www.freemanifesta.org/artists/malmgren.html
1. I don't need the money.
2. People seem to like them.
3. It gives me something to do.
4. I have a very complex "day" job and the simplicity of the watercolors counterbalances that.
5. Why not.