Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Situations (Jean-Paul Sartre)

....."Ironic, defiant, ceremonious and tender, Giacometti sees empty space everywhere.... Between things as between men, the bridges are broken, and emptiness seeps in everywhere, every creature concealing his own. Giacometti became a sculptor because he was obsessed by vacuum."...." What he tries to convey are his internal feelings, the boundless void enclosing him to the storm. Giacometti is a sculptor because he carries his vacuum along with him, as a snail its shell, because he wants to retain his awareness of all its facets and dimensions."....."The street is deserted in the sunshine, but in the midst of this emptiness, a figure suddenly appears. The sculpture creates vacuum, starting from plenum."..."For this is the essence of the whole problem; vacuum will forever precede the beings who inhabit it, if it is first enclosed within walls."


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Visit to CAA 100th Anniversary

Just returned from a business trip in San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA. The trip was good, lots of hope for future commissions. Anyway while in Los Angeles I went to the College Art Association Conference for a day. If I could of gone longer I would have; there were very interesting sessions taking place. I went to three different ones: Happenings: Transnational, and Transdisciplinary. Check out Arthur Barrio's work from the 60's and 70's. I'm also still seduced by Yoyoi Kusamas Psychelic Happenings.
Another session was Feminism and Early Modern Art. Unfortunately the glass ceiling still exists for us... Fluxus was the last session. Of course they talked about George Maciunas, John Cage, Alison Knowles, Yokohama Ono, Nam June Paik, and many others. Their work seems to be a conservators nightmare. Some of these artists would laugh at the idea of even trying to conserve their work. Most of the presenters were giving their PHD dissertations, it was fascinating. I would recommend it to those of you that are interested.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Vortex of the Mind

Eye of the Vortex

32"H x 36"W Oil sticks and oil paint on paper. There are energy fields all around us; vortexes of energy on earth, under water and in the cosmos. We are all the time being bombarded by these and other energy fields that are mostly invisible to us. What intrigues me also is the ides of other dimensions in space. I can sense these vacuums and energy vortexes in our atmosphere. It feels great to draw and paint them, quite a release.

Eye of the Cocoon

This piece is 4'W x 6'H, it is chalk on black paper. The cocoon to me is a safe place, well protected and nourishing. I've made it void though, like our human bodies house our consciousness, so too does the cocoon house a consciousness. Consciousness has no material boundaries and is infinite in nature.

Wounded cocoon

4'H x 6'W Chalk,and oil sticks on black paper

Unraveling the cocoon

6'H x 4'W Chalk on black paper

This piece is about transformation and protection.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The soul of a human being is as expansive as the outer universe. To look into the inner depths of a person is to surely mirror the expanding universe. They both are vast and limitless in nature. The universe is reflective of what lies within our creative minds.