I wrote this prose as a companion to a new series I’m working on called I Got This. I’m also modifying the text as a lyric to a new song. The visual body of work was originally inspired by my book Art. Now. More Than Ever. which I’m just putting the finishing touches on. These abstract portraits are an exploration of confidence, and how we feel about ourselves internally versus how we represent and project our identity into the world.
Artist Blog / Art. Process. Creativity. LIfe.
THOUGHTS FROM THE CREATIVESPHERE
"It’s human desire to be understood. And we always feel we’re not understood."
There is so much that goes into making art that can easily be missed when you look at a finished image. There are the the inspirations that spawn it, the epiphanies and breakthroughs that fuel it, as well as a slew of failures and challenges to overcome along the way. All to me are equally as interesting and important. This is what I call the Creativesphere. It's the magical place where overflowing optimism and possibility collide with the cold, hard realities of life.
Through decades as a professional visual artist and musician, I’ve found that our imaginations don't only fuel the arts, but everything we do. Whether you think you’re an artist or a creative person or not, the creative instinct is part of our DNA. It’s how we solve problems. It’s how we communicate and connect. And we’ve been doing it for hundreds of thousands of years.
This blog is dedicated to that process. The process of not only creating, but appreciating…attempting to understand…and finding ourselves in it.
Keyboards and computers have their place, but for certain things, the energy of a pen and paper can’t be replaced. I recently returned to writing in a journal by hand to connect my thoughts. It’s been yielding great results in my art. Here’s a quick video about what I’m doing and why.
Final install day at the Griffin Club in Los Angeles. 4 of my art pieces have a new home. Even though it inspires me to make more and try to outdo myself, I still find it difficult to say goodbye sometimes. I was able to shoot a quick video today. Not quite as crazy there.
This is the last video in my Road to Basel series which documents my preparation for, and showing in Basel Switzerland during Art Basel.
We took a couple days to relax before heading home. I had a great trip, but riding this luge down Mount Pilatus was definitely one of the high points. SO FUN!!!!
Here’s a glimpse of my typical day this week showing my art in Basel, Switzerland with a preview of the new artwork I brought to show. I also roam the city, complete with random Basel stories about the Rolling Stones, swimming with bags, and Herzl.