Hello again art lovers!
It’s been a while. I’m not sure how long actually. I’ve taken a sabbatical from art and I’m only working when necessary. Art makes me neurotic and every so often I have to decompress, rejuvenate, and restock my dream machine.
I’ve primarily been reading, weight lifting, doing various yogas and brain change exercises. I’m recording my experiences and experiments daily to review at a later date. Don’t worry, I’m not going to compromise my art blog by publishing my cooky results. If results are shared it will be visually communicated through my art.
During this sabbatical, I wrote a short story titled “The Tale Of Moby Dickhead: A Heart Warming Story Of Life Finding A Way Despite Evolution“. I will no doubt be publishing the story on my blog, under the “Story Time” category once the art is complete. I began another project yesterday as well. The piece is titled “Ode To Joy” and is an experimental 3D video/audio cut up. Other components will be included to encompass touch, smell and taste. The goal of the piece is elevated consciousness via prolonged sensory overload. I doubt I will publish the video in its entirety. It could be considered far too pornographic and I believe its function will be lost on the average bear. A person shouldn’t fully experience the cut up unless having sex while watching with 3D glasses while listening to audio through head phones. Even then, it would most likely need to be the right mix of sex, awareness, and state of nervous system. If all the criteria were met, the 3D sensory overload cut up experiment still may not reach its full potential. It should be projected to cover all walls and ceiling.
In other news, the commissions are still rolling in and rolling out… which is awesome! In most cases, there’s not much thinking required to complete them so they don’t get in the way of my odinsleep. For instance, a collector named Kimberly who I have not seen in years contacted me a few months ago. Her building burnt to the ground and she lost just about everything. Ages ago, I created an Audrey Hepburn stencil piece that she grabbed almost immediately upon seeing on the gallery wall. Audrey was among the casualties. The piece was the first major purchase she and her husband made together. They’re still married and because of the association with new-found love, she absolutely had to have it replaced.
I finished the new Audrey about a week ago and Kimberly was thrilled. Being able to help in circumstances like this really make me feel good about my job.
That being said, I’m still in the middle of my experiments and self-imposed therapy, so blog posts could still be sporadic. I have no doubt that soon art will become important to me again, I’ll crank out some interesting work, and most likely, will slowly become neurotic once more. You never know though. Maybe when I get back on the horse, I’ll have become the type that can create art without becoming a ticking atom bomb.
Until next time,