Give Me A hand: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #31

Give Me  A hand:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. This is the original sketch used to make a painting in my Happiness series. The lone and possibly lost figure is pleading for some help. The giant hand reaching out from the two dimensional plane to grab anyone … Continue reading Give Me A hand: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #31

Basquiat Mask: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #29

Basquiat Mask:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. The possible trip to Mardi Gras was a strong presence in my mind when I did this one. What odd Carnival delights would I see and what could I become, behind my own mask? The red plays a danger and … Continue reading Basquiat Mask: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #29

Basquiat Hell Here: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #28

Basquiat Hell Here:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. While this is part of the series inspired by Basquiat’s chaotic stylings, I believe I was considering a trip to the Mardi Gras with my brother when this popped up. There has been nothing more enjoyable to me than … Continue reading Basquiat Hell Here: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #28

Basquiat Doorways 11-001: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #27

Basquiat Doorways 11-001: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. Here is the final sketch done on the same day as others inspired by the biopic on Basquiat. I admit I feeling of reaching for something more than what is offered here. I felt a doorway to that something … Continue reading Basquiat Doorways 11-001: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #27

Basquiat Demon 11-004: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #26

Basquiat Demon 11-004: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. Following a great biopic on Jean-Michel Basquiat, I was inspired to make a series of drawing. I also indulged my ongoing fantasy of going wild on the city and adding meaningful graffiti where I felt it would work best. … Continue reading Basquiat Demon 11-004: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #26

Basquiat Demon: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #25

Basquiat Demon:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. A few years ago I saw a great biopic on Jean-Michel Basquiat. His work has intrigued me greatly. I had only seen it in passing in a few books and in connection to Warhol. It is full of contradictions, rebellious … Continue reading Basquiat Demon: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #25

Above the crowd: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #24

Above the crowd:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. Atmospheric... figures with impossible forms... extensions of the Happiness forms… Well, this is my first thought on it. With some afterthought, I find it is a drawback to a bunch of sketches done as studies for some post-emergence sculptures. … Continue reading Above the crowd: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #24

Dreamers 96-008: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #23

Dreamers 96-008:   The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. I’ll let you in on a little secret about these Blues flavoured dreamers. They started as a birthday gift for a college friend, after an afternoon of him telling me more than I really cared to understand about some bass … Continue reading Dreamers 96-008: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #23

Dreamers 00-007: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #22

Dreamers 00-007:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. I seam to recall watching some old film with Louis Armstrong and the bloody VHS tape got stuck, overlapping the frames of the film and making Louis look like he was in close up and far away at the same … Continue reading Dreamers 00-007: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #22

Dreamers 00-006: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #21

Dreamers 00-006:  The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. My college years were spent surrounded by musicians. All my friends were musicians and they talked endlessly about minor F’s, Major G’s, and arpeggios. I had and still have no idea what all that really was. For me, music was … Continue reading Dreamers 00-006: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #21