The Swine Test
I met with an Australian artist the other day. Her home is full of wondrous pieces. In Australia and the Netherlands her gallery shows sold out. In London she can't get anyone to begin to understand where she's coming from. She's about to pack up her pieces (bar the two we bought for our walls) and return to Australia. I offered her my 'swine test' concept to take with her.
It follows the 'pearls before swine' understanding, and is an exercise in self-confidence. You put your beautiful creations before someone. You've worked damn hard and know they are pearls. So this is just testing whether the person is a swine or not.