Nights and Weekends, 2014. Ink and digital color, 16x20”.
Freebie month! I made a piece about the day job/dream job duality within which most artists (including myself, of course) operate. I may be showing this in an exhibition this summer. Don’t quit your day job!
"The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable." —Kurt Vonnegut
OK, so I’m basically just noodling around with some stuff so far this month:
1. A painting for this month’s QDC. Coming soon.
2. A piece for the ICON8 gallery show at Land Gallery in Portland. This is my thumbnail, which is as visually indecipherable as my thumbnails typically are.
3. Flying saucer sculptures. I’m waiting for one of them to become real so I can fly away in it. GOODBYE, WORLD. I’M GOING TO FIND MY OWN PLANET. YOU’LL NEVER CATCH ME. NEVERRRRRRRR
This looked like a normal WIWO until I started typing.
The Portraitist, 2014. Ink and digital color, 8x10”.
Remember when I did that request thing a while ago? Here’s a piece I made inspired by the two suggestions above. It’s available as a print on my society6 shop.
Elephants really do paint representationally. Look it up. It’s my favorite thing about elephants, as you may recall.
Anhedonia, 2014. Acrylic and collage on MDF, 11” x 6”.
Anhedonia, (study), 2014. Ink on paper, 3” x 6”.
Anhedonia […] is defined as the inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable, e.g. exercise, hobbies, music, sexual activities or social interactions […] Anhedonia can be a characteristic of mental disorders including mood disorders, schizoaffective disorder, schizoid personality disorder and schizophrenia. For example, people affected with schizophrenia often describe themselves as feeling emotionally empty.
I don’t post preliminary work much, but I’m including my scribbly sketch here because drawings tend to have more immediacy than finished paintings, and I think that often holds some psychological revelation.
Just gonna leave this right here.