I am an artist, not a writer. My Intent is not to educate, enlighten or inspire but rather to clarify my motivations to myself. I find that when I write down the thoughts and reasons that I take certain paths, it helps me to avoid repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Let's face it, authentic work evolves through a series of mistakes, lessons learned and options eliminated.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Texas Blizzard of 2010

You need to understand that in Texas, 40 degrees is considered freezing and a light dusting of snow closes down the school system for a week. So imagine what manner of chaos ensued when an all time record breaking 12 inch snowfall befell residents of North Texas last week. At first I thought it was really cool, after all, it was quite beautiful and I work at home. I don't have to drive in that mess. Then power lines began to break, trees began snapping like twigs and roofs began collapsing all over the area! The streets and highways were littered with abandoned vehicles driven off roads obscured by snow.

So the artist in me reached for a camera.

The following shots are at my home while snowed-in

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cold Call

I finished this image about 20 minutes ago. Man I love digital cameras! It was very quick and easy and just flowed out of me. I am really getting into gestural drawing. I try not to pre-plan the marks I make and just allow my sense of design to take over and control the development of the piece.

"Cold Call" 20" x 27.5" polished pigmented cement on panel
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