I’m a 8mo. old dad and am enjoying myself with the challenges and triumphs of seeing little people grow up so quickly. There are a lot of things going on including some career shifts. Were doing fine with money surprisingly, I still don’t have a main gallery since Canyon Fine Art closed and am taking my time. Mainly, I feel some things happening after the “10 years of Chirps” show. My work is taking me in some directions where alot is changing or I’m metabolizing some old lessons. Whatever it is I want to be careful about what new influences come in. So I’m cruising on a few commissions and print sales for now and I thank you all for the support.
The new big chirp380 (title pending) made a big impact. I don’t feel the need to justify the different techniques and approaches to creating an image. In other words I’m letting myself play and multiple ways of creating a recognizable branch or leave or claw are happening at the same time. Most art is creates a consistent and harmonious surface or idea and I think I’m letting go of that notion even more than before. I keep coming back to art as a present moment practice where i bring myself to the image and react to whats happening on the piece and within myself. Not to present a vision that already exists in my mind.
Which brings me to my new figure piece HungryGhost (parachute)
This piece, I’ve been noodling on for since before the kids were born. The idea that sparked it was the idea of in certain games your perspective is 3rd person. As if you can see yourself. sometimes when I remember a dream I can see myself react in it. I just read something about Gamers having more access to lucid dreaming because they take on a character in games and control them. Well I do game and have the occasional experience in dreamland but my main idea was just to represent the 3rd person. I automatically identify with the character in front more than the Titanic giant in the foreground. I wonder if that is true for you? Well again, Im just trying to “show up” and see what happens and this is the end result. from that point I’m problem solving visually and trying to incorporate what comes up as I stand in front of the work. I’m letting go of the pristineness of watercolor paper and on this piece I was moved to do some cutting and collage to cover or make changes. Well I just wanted to share a few thoughts about the pieces. thanks!