well the new year has begun, spent the last week getting the studio ready for classes and having fun with my last bits of prime time outings and marathon tele watching. Got word that I have had 2 pieces accepted into the 4th annual Central Time Ceramics at the Heuser Art Gallery and Hartmann Center Gallery on the campus of Bradley University. This years juror is Don Pilcher.
since my best work is heading to this show and being packed for the upcoming solo exhibition i find my only recourse is to get back into the studio and make more.
when i started my blog, i had big dreams of profound writings, weekly updates and all sorts of little look at/listen to me’s but i’ve found that i’m still pretty much introspective in that regard, i prefer my sketchbook, hand made flow charts detailing the thoughts from current research, and long drawn out writings rather than up to the minute posts and honestly who has the time, i’d rather be making art.
but because i know how it can be here are some greater and lesser influences
> = robert turner, john baldesarri, jenny holzer, music (talking bout pop music) television and cinematic stills. < = raymond pettibon, jack earl, music videos, the funk artists (arneson, gilhooly, bailey…) charles addams and hogarth.