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.
So I had that show last week and it was killer. I had a good time. I wish I could have met more people, but I got in contact with some artist I lost touch with and met up with another artist I recently met. Now I’m back in the studio. I’m working on three pieces right now. you have seen a bit of one of them.
One Piece is one of three cursed deities. This is knowledge. The other piece is “The Longing”. It’s a pieced based on a search for love and companionship. Each piece represents the current tides around me. I’m in search for truth and knowledge,yet the more I find the heavier my soul is weighed down. While this is going on I’m in a search for love. My horoscope (yeah I read them) says that this is the year I find happiness and commitment, yet this has been one tough year for me. I’ve lost so many things that I cherished. My girlfriend, privacy, money, my productivity, life… Now I think about how much I have grown since the beginning. I’m getting ready for this new turn. I’ve gained insight, patience, mental endurance, a few shows, and some momentum. So now I know that once I get back parts of my life, I’ll be able to handle them better. I still feel I need a bit more time though. I want to work on myself just a little bit more. Along with these paintings.
GOALS : More shows, bring my Japanese up to par, play in a band (Rachel! Matt! Lets do this.), travel, finish this comic, and begin writing this damn book. In the next few months, things are about to get noticeable.
Oh. I’ll take better pictures of these two pieces soon…