Friday, December 20, 2013
Okay, I finally will get to sort of teach sculpting again beginning in early January at Teale Street Sculpture Studio. My hands will rejoice in poking wet clay on Saturday mornings to the handful of novice sculptors attending the workshop. There is no set structure, but from what I understood several of the students will need hands on help while others would just like some feedback. Looking forward to instructing in three-dimensional work.
Friday, November 1, 2013
My problem of trying to get creative is moving past the tedious, endless, boring, drudgery chore stuff, before I am able to hit the glorious and juicy, sloppy, grungy painting or building - what I call art making pleasure. I'm sure some of you who are creative probably have this done to a science or a maid to get the work done. I need a few elves to come by while Bellini and I are slumbering to help me out. The problem stems from having my studio share the space along side my living space. I get distracted from my artwork to go kill a dust bunny in a corner that is taking over a larger pile of debris. No, I am not a slob. Then I would be able to ignore the dust, dirty dishes and assorted piles that accumulate while I work. Instead, I work, make a mess and then spend an hour cleaning. Make another mess, spend a half hour cleaning and so on. I've decided that I lost the battle on dusting for the most part and just will stick to keeping the dishes clean.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Aah, at long last back to the easel and work table. I know it's been awhile since posting. My bad, I have been dealing with the curve balls that have thrown my way and keep trying to hit them out of the ball park. Gotta remember that you don't always have to try for the home runs a punt could score just as well. Okay enough with the sports metaphors.
Pictured are scenes from my new work space. I moved into this loft back in July 2010 and have finally gotten under way creating some new work. I feel energized and motivated in this space which I haven't felt in years.
Monday, August 20, 2007
It's been awhile since my last post. My mind has been occupied with my sister's diagnoses of cancer. Just haven't felt like painting or writing. Although, I know that she is going to be okay( cancer isn't always a death sentence) it's just that it brings home old fears that are brewing just under the surface. I have a new project that I hope will flush out all that old garbage from my mind. I'm going to fill a sketchbook dealing with fear in a months time. It will be part of a group show in Georgia.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Have been having alot of birds on the brain lately. Taken flight or trying to fly away. Birds have powerful meanings in paintings and poetry. Mine are ravens. Not the prettiest bird on the block but definately the most meaningful. For me they represent dark forces at work and trying to overcome those birds plague me. Too deep. Keep thinking of Edgar Allen Poe and his raven of "Nevermore".Nevermore
Saturday, July 28, 2007
I was just in Berlin, Germany attending the group show of HOMO BELLICUS which I was in. The show was a big success with over a hundred people in attendance. The show had to do with the absurdity of war. I'm afraid I don't speak enough german to say what people were saying about my work. However, when I sent the work in I got a glowing remarks about the piece THWAK. THWAK is a mixed media work on paper that is 40" x 60". It is not so much an expression of war as it is about feelings of negativity and struggle with those feelings.