An aptly named piece because it got the highest number of Instagram likes over the last week. I’m never really sure what will be “popular” and what will not be. It’s probably a good thing because, if I ever figured it out, I might be tempted to follow the formula. My art is my personal communication; if it connects with you, we’ve had a moment. When I was a college Art student I used to say I didn’t care what people think about it – I created it for myself … that’s silly; why would I bother to put it down on paper or canvas if I didn’t care to connect?
I Needed Color An inspiring video about Jim Carrey’s most recent creative direction. I was amazed to see a stupid critical review of his work in the GUARDIAN. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised but sometimes the asinine natter of critics still manages to shock me.
A common theme in my work is faces in faces in faces. Sometimes it’s used to show a group of people, but more often it’s used to show a memory, an emotion, or the spirit.
The name for a piece usually pops into my head just as it’s finished … sometimes I have to struggle a little bit, but not too much. One friend suggested that I don’t name them and allow the viewer more freedom to interpret. I think the tittle is part of the expression and the viewer is always free to interpret.