I decided on this hosting idea after some personal inquiry into my motivation for painting. The reason I paint is to communicate, to connect. Through offering my work to be hosted for free and for relatively short periods, each work has the opportunity to be known intimately by many people, hopefully from many diverse backgrounds over my lifetime and I have the great opportunity to hear from and talk with each host about their experience with the work.
I am not certain that I will never sell my work again, but for now, the commercial aspect is off the table.
If you would like to live with Philamenial in your home, you may! Contact me and we will discuss the painting, your interest and your specific logistics. Essentially, if I don't already know you well, I would seek to establish trust with you and then figure out how your interest and availability fit in with those of other interested hosts and determine when the painting could be hung in your home. Hosts need not live in San Francisco. So far, I know the painting will be traveling to Florida and to France to be hung at some point in the journey. My email address is email@example.com .
If you're curious how it looks living with a painting and kids in the mix, here's Philomenial on an easel in our living room on a typical afternoon with friends over: