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!

SOMETHING AMAZING

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.

LOVE,

REVO