Monthly Archives: February 2014

Today’s Thought

An artwork’s measure of beauty is not determined solely by it’s lines, shapes, colors, light, and shadow (or sound). Any “craftsman” can achieve that kind of superficial appeal. True beauty is measured by how deeply the work resonates with the collective unconsciousness. If the work expresses that which so many have buried in the psyche, but have denied, or refused to acknowledge because it’s so painful or politically incorrect or too uncomfortably blissful or deliciously erotic… or because it is simply invisible to the average viewer, then the work has profound beauty. Then the work does its job as art. Then the craftsman has transcended his craft and become an “artist.” Said beauty may not necessarily soothe nor be enjoyable at first… not for everyone… but it will ultimately lead to catharsis and healing once the viewer “allows” it. (I’ve met people who still don’t “get” Picasso.) True art will provoke, not just “decorate.” True art will stimulate expansion of mind.

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Today’s Thought

Art is the rendering of the Artist’s experience of Life; his contribution to the Great Puzzle. Just as the Universe will never be complete, it’s impossible to ever complete a work of art. At some point, it must be set free to simply be what it is… so that another may build off it.

the PROCESS

A lot of people have been asking me about my process for creating the New Work painting series. Here’s an example: on the left is the original photo I took of myself. On the right, the final mixed media painting, i.e. photograph combined with oil pastels and acrylic paint. I’ll be posting a video of actually executing a painting soon. Thanks for asking!

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New GODDESS Poster 2014 (Steampunk Theme)

New GODDESS Poster 2014 (Steampunk Theme)

New GODDESS Poster 2014 (Steampunk Theme)

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