Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Catching Up Part 2

Another Day and Unrecorded Moment were completed during the second leg of the trip before returning home. Another Day was started at a campsite in the Redwoods, which felt a little amusing considering that I was sitting in the woods performing a city scene. It was more of a matter of staying on course and getting some work done for the upcoming show though.

The tentative title for the show is "Lost in Transition". My thought is that the title is both about what I'm going through and what I see the world around me going through as well. It's more of an artist's view of the world at play, but it seems like music, fine arts, film and fashion seem to be borrowing from the past and remixing elements from different eras rather than creating something new. Now, something new can and will likely spring out of these explorations and that's the "transition" part of it. I feel like we're on the brink lost within that transitional moment. For the rest of the world I feel like we're running late, but that we haven't fully entered into a new age as well.

Now personally, I guess I just feel like I'm entering into another big period of my work. A new level of understanding and working. I'm just in that transitional period right before making the next leap, of course you only know that you've made a huge leap a year after the fact sometimes.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Catching Up Part 1

I've returned from my trip up to Portland, Oregon and back down the Pacific Coast. It was a fantastic trip and I lost count of all the photos I took for paintings. I rode around Portland one day taking photos and walked the downtown for an entire day for more photos. There are also all the barns, motels, general stores, gas stations and coastal photos I took as well. I'm in the midst of preparing for my next exhibit that will be at Modified Arts in October the opening on the third friday.

During my trip I did a number of drawings, (above) is Caught Adrift.

The Day to Day (above) was given to our friends in Portland to say thank you for letting us stay with them.

Followed with The Long Way Home.

All three were drawn while in my buddy's studio, while we were in Portland.