It’s been a few months since I posted anything. Much like any pursuit, life tends to get in the way.
I’ve been working the normal job for awhile now. I’ve basically been trying to play adult with bills and banks for the moment. I have been making work. I didn’t paint for about two months after the residency. I had about two or three shows since I got back as well. So I don’t feel so lazy. It took me awhile to get my head back in the game though. There is a hard pressing feeling when new ideas are trying to breathe and meld with eachother. I sometimes wish I could force it out, but that would just lead to a waste of time.
So i put energy into other adventures. a little bit of traveling, writing here and there, playing music again, and then drawing. I ended up finding a box of color pencils I’ve had since 98. I also ended up finding a sketch book of natural paper. This has been the catalyst I’ve needed. I’ve been breaking down the concepts of the body, movement, dimensions, and the unknown. The work still revolves around the autobiographical mythology. I’m starting to understand the characters/deities and the world they live in…(My head/soul). This has lead to other ideas about time, space, the nature of “magic”, the sight, and the dimensions. So things are opening up… Now I just need to pull the trigger. I have sketches and new work mapped out. now I just have to pull the trigger.
This piece was a installation that consisted of four pieces. Two paintings as focal points, a base shrine, and the center piece.
The center piece was a cage suspended in air using yarn to hold it’s weight in a tunnel or tornado like fashion. Inside the cage held
slips of paper I like to refer as cosmic symbols that were partially burned.
The whole piece represents the the connection to the other worlds. One painting showing sexual desire and it’s link to release.
One painting showing the passing of life into death and then rebirth back into life. The Shrine representing the elements of the world and our
connection to the material. Last is the cage. This area that few can grasp… This divinity to be here in the material world, and yet have a connection
to the beyond. Much like they say prophets connect to the world beyond our own.