Been awhile.

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.

AltarofCagedDivinity_6
AltarofCagedDivinity_2
Close-up _ACD
In Burning Desire
Shrine of Elemental Connection

THE FIRST FEW DAYS

So I’ve gotten a bit of love from friends, and supporters. As promised, here’s a list of supporters that I am grateful to.

Jennifer Carter
Suray Dugas
Harpreet Sahota
Briana Hodgin
Tristen Arcelona
Jaime Viloria
Sarah Vanoni
Luna Gomez
You all are amazing people and patrons to the arts. There is a special place in art heaven for you.  Your name will also be mentioned in the book once we reach the goal!

I also came up with a plan of the 100 pieces I’ll be doing
12 5×5 wood panels
12 6×6 wood panels
12 8×8 wood panels
12 10×10 wood panels
12 watercolor pieces
12 variant drawing/mixed media
12 varying paintings
2 triptychs
2 larger pieces
4 portraits (for backers of the kickstarter)

Here’s a write up about the project.
http://respark.net/

21 days left!

WARRIORS COME OUT TO PLAAAAAY!

The band of art mercenaries are back. If you don’t know, a long time ago a group of young artist, that met online and through comics, came together to form a collective site to show case their works. This group was known as RESPARK. We’ve had many members and many incarnations of our group. After a few years of people doing their own thing and honing their skills, we finally came back together. I present respark.net. I’m so proud of my friends and colleagues for the work they have done. We hope to surprise you all with new works and innovative ideas. Please check out our site and join our facebook fanpage.
RESPARK!

Somethings to melt on…

So I’ve been looking at a few other artist blogs.  I notice a lot of them use these things as giant inspiration boards.  That sounds lame, but when I see their work and the things they “melt on”, I can tell the pieces they take from in thrust into their works.  So I guess these are the things that I’m stuck on right now.

I’ve been stuck on esoteric symbols, goddesses, and a bunch of random things for the past year or so.

This is a random image I found and thought had both eastern and western religious feel to it.  The mandala shape that holds a star of David with an eastern god in the middle.  I need to find out all the names to these gods and godesses.

These three I found and put in my collection.  I want to find a comprehensive of info on them.

Here’s a small image of the Metatron’s cube.

This image is much better.This Image is huge…

Here’s a few western Byzantine images.  I notice the similarities in art styles.

Check out those wings!

I guess I like these portraits of spirits and emotions.  I like how we connect images to these ideas.