Friday, March 29, 2013
Just watched the film The Master.........very strange and disturbing........anyone reading this see it?
Thursday, March 28, 2013
I have been trying to get my head around a utopian vision......an idea of what we can aspire to, a set of ideals of social as well as cultural interaction which can at least mitigate some of these overwhelming concerns.
We should be more optimistic, don't you think? The technology revolution has changed everything.......except we have not figured out where we all fit in I think.........
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
This is the third and fourth state..........I kinda obliterated the original idea for some reason.
This is where I left it..........if I make any more changes I will post it. I thought this was a pretty cool progression........kind of weird destroying the previous layer.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Originally thought of making this a reduction linocut print, but I think I will edition it as is. The edition will be 10 to 20 prints.......hand printed.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Saturday, March 23, 2013
These are the two states of this print. I felt that the original image looked a bit underdeveloped so did a second layer to separate the forms and establish space better.
Friday, March 22, 2013
On this day
She waits at the edge of the ocean, at the end of time
Seeking the seam which must be there.
To travel across the sea and stand at a distant shore
Hold the deep meaning which inspired this journey
In her mind she can see the distant figures
Hold together into definable shapes, feelings
Lifted up from the core to be able to breathe
The chorus emerges from deep inside her soul
Back on her shoreline
Standing amongst the slivers of white shell
Cool ocean breeze, sounds of birds wings
Held back to reality with eyes closed, remembering.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Shapes the become three dimensional after spending time in my mind
Recreated here to the speculation of others with similar intent.
Crown of thorns dispensed to the masses
Implying simplicity through gestures of intelligence
Actors take the stage as if nothing is happening
Burst of speed crashes into the backdrop exposing the directors ambivalence.
If you need a shoulder to cry on, do not look here,
Says the impatient rich lady awaiting her golden chariot
Her champion awaits his freedom
She expects patronage to cure the horror of her dreams
Six horses arrive late, wondering about the hawk flying above
Solitude is the punishment and the reward
Look skyward for your next mission
Soon to arrive on a golden parachute.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Big question as to whether I should try to rework pieces that did not quite work or just leave them alone. Well I tried to "fix" one from the past and made such a mess that I threw it away......something to think about for sure.......
Friday, March 15, 2013
I made a few prints on paper this morning.........this one was created on the "stone" paper. There is a quality I am getting with these pieces that are made directly which I cannot achieve with the paper prints..........funny but I am not confident when I start with one of these pieces.
These 2 pieces are the states of the painting from yesterday. The one at right is where I left things off last night.
The blue one..........I finished the overall color yesterday and will let it sit for a while.......try to decide where to go with it next.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Ah the life of an artist........I have to find the mortgage payment this month and the taxes are due in April........credit cards keep adding up......no one is buying the work.
This is a daily struggle, never enough money, always worried, but keep hoping the work is good enough and will finally break through. Sometimes I think this whole thing is pathetic......
I will not dwell on this, but just in case anyone is reading this, I thought just this once I would come clean about this part of the creative experience.