As humans, when we solve a tough problem in our own lives, we have the desire to help others through similar challenges by sharing our wisdom. When we come upon something that works, we want to save others from the struggle we endured. Why re-invent the wheel? Those of us who are currently facing difficult or uncertain times, seek the wisdom of others who have prevailed. We are looking for solutions, easy fixes, time saving life-hacks. There is comfort in the certainty that solutions provide. <br><br>As artists, we invent our own unique challenges, and therefore have to create our own solutions. It’s a solitary journey. What works for us may not work for anyone else.<br>We cannot look beyond/outside our own practice for answers. We have to develop our own language of color, symbols, images, forms, materials and techniques. And over time this does happen. With practice and experimentation, we determine what works for our art and what does not. Mature artists have systems and structures and approaches of our own that we can rely on. We are a restless bunch however, and we are likely to change it all at any moment. Part of the fun is discovering the path forward. Risking failure, humiliation, a waste of time and materials, and lost productivity is common. It’s uncomfortable. It’s the opposite of certainty. But perhaps through this process we can create something unique, authentic, and real.
— Read on the-unmistakable-creative-podcast.mn.co/posts/4750294
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I have work in the annual faculty exhibition at Palomar College. The Boehm Gallery at Palomar College is located at 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, California 92069. Gallery hours are limited to weekday afternoons while school is in session.
Call 760-744-1150×2304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for current exhibit hours. Happy Thanksgiving!
By default we think of drawing, both noun and verb, as dragging pencil across paper or the evidence of that action. That is not untrue. If we also consider drawing as anything that works in parallel to, or in preparation for, an artist’s primary practice, then these collages are also drawings. Using cut paper, and quickly assembled, these sketches allow me to record ideas for possible future sculptures. There are always so many more ideas than there is time to make them in sculpture. Some ideas are not worth pursuing further. Drawings are artworks and sometimes they are the only record of an artistic idea or impulse. What I find most interesting about drawing as a record is that it gives insight into an artist’s thought process, sometimes more than the resulting sculpture. These collages are part of an ongoing sketchbook. Some of these thoughts make their way into The Hankie Project, some into the Welcome to Oblivion or Stimulatorium series.
There are only a few days to see RIPE, the Annual Faculty Exhibition at Palomar College in San Marcos, California.
My installation/wall piece, Duende, will be on view until next Tuesday. I’ll be there Monday,December 12th at 11:30AM. Join me for a guided tour of the exhibition.
I’ve donated a couple of sculptures to the silent auction that supports the art department’s visiting artist program, including this small work (below).
I am please to be represented at ART SAN DIEGO 2016 again this year. Booth 401 is a joint project by some of San Diego’s most interesting arts organizations; the Mesa College Museum Studies Program, The San Diego Art Prize, San Diego Art Institute, and San Diego Visual Arts Network. The collaboration between these organizations is rooted in a mutual interest to promote artists, exhibit their work, and network with the San Diego community.
The booth features artwork by San Diego Art Institute members who have been past years’ nominees for the San Diego Art Prize, and highlights the artists that have made the transition from their studios to solid representation in the San Diego art scene. My work was nominated for the Art Prize in 2011.
There is a range of affordable artwork available, including drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles and ceramics. Other participating artists include Claudia Cano, Andrea Chung, Beliz Iristay, Bhavna Mehta, Margaret Noble, PANCA, Sasha Koozel Reibstein, Aren Skalman, Anna Stump and Joe Yorty.
It a pleasure to be in such good company. Joe Yorty and Sasha Koozel Reibstein were two of my favorites from the group.