We’re plugging away on my 32′ layered mural going up soon in Brentwood, CA. After almost a year, it feels good to see it coming together. Lots of logistical challenges, but we’re making it through. Can’t wait to see it on the wall!
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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.
This blog is dedicated to that process. The process of not only creating, but appreciating…attempting to understand…and finding ourselves in it.
I am creating a small scale model of the mural project in order to work out some engineering issues. Also, I expected a few surprises when I got it off the screen and into 3D space…and I got them! A few logistics to work out, but here’s a peak at the way the shapes will be working together.
I have a new large scale commission project that just got approved. So I began work on it this week. Which means…running all over LA picking up supplies. It’s a glamorous life sometimes 🙂
Sometimes I still fall into the trap of romanticizing my idea of being an “artist.” Living from mindblowing inspiration to inspiration. Getting struck by an idea, sitting down, and cranking it out. It’s all so magical and effortless in my mind.
Yet I find that to be the exception and not the rule.
The past few weeks I’ve been uninspired. Balled up like a pile of lint.
Yet somehow my productivity has been unaffected. The longer I make art, the more it becomes clear that my feelings about my work are unrelated to the quality or quantity of what I do.[Read more…] about Inspired by a Lack of Inspiration
My bag of childhood memories mainly consists of the typical variety…a few heartbreaks, a couple key successes, failures, a bunch of “firsts” (first kiss, first love, etc.) and a few outliers.
As I was working on new art for my “Overthrow the Quo” exhibit, one of those outliers popped into mind as particularly relevant.
The work in progress photo above (you can see the final piece here), features a background pattern. While I was making it, I got to thinking about patterns and why I’m attracted to them. Then I flashed on a memory of my father handing me the owners manual for his brand new 1979 black BMW 733i. [Read more…] about Patterns, art, and the solution to all life’s problems 🙂