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.
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 larger pieces
4 portraits (for backers of the kickstarter)
So last week I found out that I was accepted to the summer residency program at SVA in New York. I’m over joyed and still in shock that I got in. Now I have to figure out how to get over there. I plan on starting a kickstarter account within the next few days. The funds will go to travel, materials, and a book that I plan to make at the end of this program. This is going to be one the most mentally, physically, and creative processes of my life. I plan on making 100 pieces in that time span. This includes paintings, drawings, mixed media, and maybe an installation. The process will be documented on this blog.
I’ll post a link to the project very soon. The program actually starts the day after my birthday. No that is some fate in action. I hope to have your support. Thank you all for the encouragement. You guys are the reason I keep pushing.
It was another fine day to go out into the city to sell some work and shake some hands. This time I was joined by fellow artist Adam B. (Franklin).
We found a little spot and made jokes for the most part as we said hello to the passers by. I got three sales that day. A nice young girl from Fresno ought a piece from Adam and I. (Sorry I forgot your name dear.) She and her crew seemed pretty chill. I love people that can just laugh with strangers as though we have met before. Later a this laid back cat named Nick bought one of my drawings. He was pretty stoked about it. I was pretty stoked that he was stoked… ( So my stoke going around.) I hope they both love their new art pieces. Thanks again you guys for buying and supporting the work.
Sadly, a bike cop came by to fuck with us. We were told to leave even though we weren’t hurting anyone. In fact a lot of the locals gave us praise for being out there. It’s a shame that we can’t go out, and just show art while trying to make grocery money. The sad part was there were folks out there doing worst things then we were, and that cop just rolled by. Fuck that dude. Hurting the potential of people just trying to get by.
Ah well. C’est la vie…
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.