Self-portrait currently in progress for one of my Special Studies classes. The face is a bit to wide, I'll have to slim it down when I get back to the studio tomorrow. Otherwise, I'm happy with the amount of work I completed today.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Newest painting! Still in the early stages of it, so it's going to change a lot in the next few days.
The concept behind this work is losing sight of what you are working for. People get so swept up in what they are striving for, that sometimes they forget the main reason they are trying to achieve a goal; HAPPINESS. Too often I find people want something so badly, they forget to enjoy the process or their achievements. We're all ultimately working toward building a happier life, so why not be happy now?
Monday, November 28, 2011
For most of this current semester, I've been smashing my head into the metaphorical wall that has kept me from creating. Big time artist's block. So, I took some time off to think about things and what kind of messages I wanted to portray in my work. The rave portraits were fun, but it's time to return to my roots; the examination of human interaction. But, instead of focusing on how humans interact with one another, my new goal is to comment on how we interact with ourselves.
This new series focuses on trauma. Individuals have immense strength to survive horrible ordeals. But what happens after we have survived? We cannot possibly return to the person we once were, and whether or not this is a good thing is definitely debatable. With focus and optimism, can we overcome anything? Or, is there such thing as a person who never stood a chance?
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I will be having my second solo exhibition at CSUF! Friday September 23 will be the opening party, which will run from 6-10. Liked the Human Conglomerate show? This one promises to be bigger and better!
More detials found at the link below;
More detials found at the link below;
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
One of the paintings I am currently working on for my solo exhibition in September! Most of the pieces will be kept secret until then, NO finished pieces will be posted until after the show! However, I will be showing you all my progress just so you know I'm still alive and painting. This show shall be bigger and better than anything I have done so far, so get ready to see some awesome works!
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
"I love my cat. I love it so much, all I want to do is hold it, cuddle it, and smother it with my unconditional love. My cat is prefect, it is smart, and beautiful, and most importantly, my cat is MINE. I love my cat so much, therefore my cat must love me equally as much...."
*face is then ripped to shreds by the claws of that cat who loves you so fucking much*
Lesson to the Story; You can't force a cat to love you. It comes to you when it wants you and leaves once it has gotten what it wanted. Smothering it with love and affection will get you nowhere, and all you will have to show for trying is a face-full of scars that may never fade away.
p.s. if you read all this and still think it's a painting about a cat, all i can say is you really have to pay more attention.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
It resonates so strong, but why do I care?
You can't have something that was never really there.
If your fingers can't grasp it, was it real?
You can't hold something that you can't even feel.
Why hurt, why wreck, why destroy and maim?
You can't abandon something that wasn't your claim.
Shout all you want, insecure feelings you'll hide.
You can't affect me, I was never on your side.
As you lied to me, I lied to you.
I'm the one you trusted, but never really knew.