welcome: I am so glad you're here...
AREN'T WE ALL JUST SOMEWHERE IN TIME?
10 NOVEMBER 2023: SIGNIFICANTLY COLDER : 10:28 PM
...been working on this for a while now. It's almost time...
06 NOVEMBER 2023: MONDAY 10:28 AM
...life is change?
Life is change.
05 OCTOBER 2023: FALL: 4:44AM
What is it, these labels we call, we attach to, we notify, we enforce…for what?
So we can just be constant, but where is the comfortability in change, in accepting that running back around might just be the key.
Survival = peace, contentment
There is one thing we all have in common.
We all exist in time.
We are all just somewhere in time.
We are change.
Change is time.
18 AUGUST 2023: SUMMER: 2:54PM
Out of the nature of my job, my own documentation efforts, and of course the polite notion of offering transparency, I will reiterate some of the many challenges faced by "artists."
Things have not been well, but well enough?
I stare at my hands. These hands have the power to create or the power to destroy.
16 AUGUST 2023: SUMMER: 11:07PM
Clouds + Giant canvas + [couple poquitos] = Therapy?
Blair arrived to help me built these large ladders for the next show. We weren't 15 minutes before both deciding we needed to collaborate on a large painting together in the meantime...
Landscape, clouds, and...ladders ?
We got right to work.
It started with a first layer that ended up looking like a nice big cloud:
We then added "Hacienda Blue" to match an existing pallet found in other pieces - the sky. After this it sat for a weekend while we prepped some other pieces.
Yesterday was a tough day. You know, those days where all your demons decided to follow you around without consent. So rude. I invited a stranger to come over and hang in the studio [ there's now a couch in here ˜ gracias a papa dios ]. Our conversation started with, "so...what are your insecurities?" and a dollop of yellow paint left from my thumb.
Below is the result of our conversation that took place over about 2.5hrs or so. It kind of felt like what I'd imagine it would feel like to be featured in a "Midnight Gospel" episode. This portion of the piece [ which will eventually be entirely painted over --> we're still adding background layers of paint for the base ( layers = time stamps = juju] also released those bad thoughts. I'm rooting for you bebes :-)
We're stayin' positive. Life's too short babes... ------>
Blair is so brilliant; she used Rhino to map out a viewpoint for us and then added the clouds and horizon outline...using helpful geographies provided by therapy session the night before. This is the largest painting either of us have ever tried and we are so excited.