Friday, September 7, 2012
It started with epilepsy. Epilepsy, for me, turned into exploration of absence seizures and the idea of being both physically present and psychologically absent.
The physicality of absence seizures lead to thoughts of the body's circuitry and in opposition to absence seizures, paralytic states of consciousness where the body is immobilized but can still experience floating out of body experiences.
During our trading of the paintings back and forth, I noticed Shannon had developed her own inspiration within and outside of epilepsy. Rather than trying to control the crux of the individual works, we attempted to allow our own concepts, as well as our painting styles, to exist simultaneously.
It was something new for me to work collaboratively, sometimes trying, but overwhelmingly positive. I think we both struggled initially with how we were going to marry my, literally darker, figurative work with her more colorful work in abstraction. In the end the works stand on their own, I think, apart from Shannon and I. I like to think of the paintings as imaginary worlds that are strangely alien but familiar and of the mind, exploding.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
24 x 24
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
8" x 25"
Friday, January 27, 2012
6" x 6"
Acrylic on panel
Getting into the practice of a painting a day has been a good experience. It keeps me in practice, so to speak, and offers time for evaluation and reflection.. Not to mention a great deal of experimentation, both in size and color combinations. I still find soft, subtle colors appealing. The cool end of the color spectrum, I suppose.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
I have been spending a lot of time updating my etsy account:
I've been exploring some death imagery but am also experimenting with other subject matter. Solo musicians seems to be popular with the subconscious, as do pinks and teal blues.
Next up is the Love Show at Launchpad, 'Love In Retrospect'. I know what I'm going after, just how to pictorialize it? These are the challenges.