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 🙂
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THOUGHTS FROM THE CREATIVESPHERE
"It’s human desire to be understood. And we always feel we’re not understood."
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.
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 🙂
I don’t always have much work in progress to share, since my process all comes together right at the last minute, but I have one today. A sneak peak at my show coming up at Fabrik Projects in Los Angeles. Opens Jan. 5.
I took a break while waiting for a coat of varnish to dry on a piece for my upcoming show at Fabrik Projects in Culver City, CA to play one of my favorite Tom Waits songs…and confess why I haven’t posted an update in awhile.