Artist Journal #22

2/26/15 MAPPING – I realize now, the works in progress and the frustration of illusionary space and physical space I was struggling to develop in the series “Everything Has Strings” is in the process of being actualized in the new burlap paintings currently in-progress in the studio. Not only do these paintings satisfy an exploration… Continue reading Artist Journal #22

Artist Journal #21

2/25/15 Art is an important activity of daily life. A mean for self-expression and confidence, discovery and positive creation. To make art with your hands is a positive, non-violent expression of self. Imagination and creative problem solving are imperative to everyday life experiences. Making art is a way of seeing, feeling and experiencing the world… Continue reading Artist Journal #21

Artist Journal #20

7/18/14 In the best of times and the worst of times – it’s about aggression. So much aggression welled up. My day job is all about showing nothing but pleasantness, no matter how rough life is. It’s a fucking miracle any of us ever get through all this shit. My art is all about that… Continue reading Artist Journal #20

Artist Journal #19

6/20/14 Connections. Pieces connect together to create a new non-preconceived element of visual experience. The passion of creation is unparalleled by any other experience in my life. It is my drug, my escape. On this alcohol, I can let myself go and create incredibly manic and powerful marks. The intensity of working, of painting, of… Continue reading Artist Journal #19

Artist Journal #18

“Overlapping of Perceived Shape” Concealing, overlapping, skewed, misrepresented visual information. Cake. Caked desert. Harsh desert sand and heat. Red hot heat; not blood red. Tension, outlining. Lost imagery. Created boundaries. Depth by illusion and actuality. Continuous motion. Frustrated. Dirt, dirty, dust, dusty. Entangled. I saw the shapes. They came to me in my vision. They… Continue reading Artist Journal #18

Artist Journal #17

4/12/14 When I’m painting, I am at complete peace with my soul. A gritty, violent and ripping release of energy involving brushstroke upon brushstroke of anguish and yet meaningful visual coordination. I can’t stop painting. Even when I try going for several days without painting, I end up ferociously scribbling in my sketchbook or ruining… Continue reading Artist Journal #17

Artist Jounral #16

1/30/14 This journal entry consists of linguistic brainstorming for titles of my new drawings. Typically, when I am titling my work I will sit down with it and write out almost small stories about my feelings and reactions to the finished piece. Sometimes this journaling will involve memory of the experience of making it, or… Continue reading Artist Jounral #16

Artist Journal #15

1/20/14 It’s all about response; reaction; react. It’s about reacting to previous mark. It begins with the immediate mark, no matter what it’s based on, even if it’s based on pure instant automatic drawing; instant feeling; instant motion; instant hand gesture. It’s about action, most importantly. Action and reaction. Reaction to mark, to color, to… Continue reading Artist Journal #15

Artist Journal #14

12/20/13 Angry Drawing (Lg scale 2) It began with an unfinished and unsuccessful crumpling of primed canvas. It needed an element of collage; a physicality of deeper layers. I felt as if I was digging- masking and scraping the colors like soil and gold. The pearl white was like a shimmering of frost/snow/ice – beneath… Continue reading Artist Journal #14

Artist Journal #13

11/24/13 The work is about uncovering and recovering. It’s a struggle we deal with everyday. The switch between friends and public transit; work and family; home and car. We constantly have to go in and out between realities, personalities, projections, behaviors, truths, lies. Sometimes you can find those secret moments of revealing of the flaws… Continue reading Artist Journal #13