5/2/17 Clutter. Chaos. Insanity. Anxiety. Overwhelming. Pure energy. Force. Anger. Rage. Frustration. Intimidation. Pure. Garbage. Holes. Circles. Domination. Determination. Claustrophobic. Crushed. Tight. Suffocation. This series. My life right now.
2/2/17 It came to me, as I lay staring at the new drawings I’ve been working on (inspired by Motherwell and Kline). I realized the reason my drawings and paintings are so different is because on small scale, my strokes are broad and fill most of the space on the page. When I paint on… Continue reading Artist Journal #30
1/30/17 I figured out what it is, what’s been stopping me. I’ve forgotten what I loved the most about artists: they have fascinating stories. They have personalities and quirks. The image of a cigarette smoking, middle-aged man painting during an interview… Modern Abstract Expressionists were romantics, ridden with passion and insanity, character and unpredictability. They… Continue reading Artist Journal #29
12/3/15 The city still has its magic for me, even though its reality has rubbed me down to a raw stump. The truth is there is just as much beauty as there is pain. With so many possibilities, one can expect no less. For as many satisfied and successful people there are even more somber… Continue reading Artist Journal #28
“Beneath the Stones” 3/20/15 It started like the painting on postcards series – with a surface previously existing. The piece was an unsuccessful abstract work, or maybe the work of a desist, under-valued artist. Either way, the work ended up at Goodwill, and I was inspired by it’s pre-existing marks. The palette was simple,… Continue reading Artist Journal #25