Why is a commissioned piece more expensive than a print?
Many factors go into this. For instance, time is a big component, as well as emotional commitment. When I agree to take on commissioned work, I am committing to give you an experience through that particular piece. In order to do that, as an artist, I enter into your emotional needs. You reached out to have a piece made for you to hold onto a particular memory, sensory experience, feeling, or deep passion. My job is to bring that to reality through the piece of art I create for you. This is much different from you purchasing a mass produced piece of art, that may be beautiful and even meaningful, but it is not being purchased or made to create a personal experience.