SUCHNESS

I'm reading another book on Zen and it loves to use the terms "muchness" & "is-ness" to describe the state of being while not-doing. While thinking about this drawing, I couldn't figure out what it was, much less what it was trying to do or say. It just was what it was. So be it! … Continue reading SUCHNESS

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Distorted Happiness

I noticed that in many of my drawings, the face appears to be smiling, however it feels like a forced smile. As a reaction, I chose to make this face more grotesque to match the true feelings behind the forced smile. This isn't a face of bliss, but rather a face of hidden pain. This … Continue reading Distorted Happiness

Piercing Stare

This drawing is much closer to my usual style and it does feel very self-portrait-y! Probably because there was no particular image in mind when free drawing from my imagination. This isn't entirely true though, I find myself making lines that I feel I'm stealing from Modigliani and/or Picasso. Could be the love I have … Continue reading Piercing Stare

Don’t Label Me

This odd drawing started as a female figure until I realized that I am more and more adding male features and lines to my cubist inspired images. It raised questions about how we, as a society perceive gender and the reasons some of us have come to accept for the definitions. It is becoming less … Continue reading Don’t Label Me

The Eternal

Perhaps it's due to the recent obsession with Marvel movies and what's coming next in the MCU, or perhaps it's just the way the hair looks like the flames of a garden gas torch, but when I started the process of editing this little face, the words eternal flame came to mind. It somehow looks … Continue reading The Eternal

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #136: Blue Man: I Love Myself

Blue Man: I Love Myself: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… The Blue Man series was an extension of my Blues paintings... full of music, movement, and joy... I believe this one is living in Scottsdale, AZ. Built on a concept of self-awareness … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #136: Blue Man: I Love Myself

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #134: Long Face: I Had a Thought

Long Face: I Had a Thought: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… The funny thing about the movement and curves on this is that it really appears to be moving, or melting before your eyes… I wanted to create a wisp of smoke. … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #134: Long Face: I Had a Thought

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #133: Long Faces #2

Long Faces #2: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… The porcelain gave me another feel and allowed me to see that the purity of the clay is part of the beauty… I needed to find the ghosts within or release them, from the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #133: Long Faces #2

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #132: The Discussion To Save The World

The Discussion To Save The World: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… Inspired by and dedicated to all those little old men, sitting together in the cafes, solving the world's ills with animated conversation. Easter Island images, Tiki iconography, and African masks started … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #132: The Discussion To Save The World

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #118: New Face #1

New Face #1: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… Enough people commented that my faces remind them of the Easter Island heads or they saw a Picasso influence... so I made a smoking Picasso Tiki. The Technique: How I did this awesomeness! Using … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #118: New Face #1