Lately I’ve been feeling as though my work has been missing something. Missing a piece of myself, really. I spend a lot of time looking for inspiration instead of looking back on my own experiences. So, I really thought about it. Another thing I’ve been working on is how to control my chaotic marks some. After thinking, I realized the most memorable time from my childhood was when I played clarinet. The other day, I brought it out again and started playing just for fun. I realized I missed that sound. All the memories came rushing back. You see, in second grade I was playing in middle school band for clarinet. I ended up quitting because the instructor kept ragging on me and saying I would never play saxophone because of how small I was. I’ve been reflecting on this lately. What kind of musician would I be now if I kept at it? Would I still be pursuing the work I’m doing now? I don’t think these works could have been produced if I hadn’t quit. They’re very intimate to me. I’ve been trying to practice clarinet in my free time more. I think it’s my favorite instrument and the sounds produced are seducing. I really just wanted to capture the feeling I still get when I play. Personally, I think that’s why these works seem more controlled. It was something I’ve experienced. Plate size is 18” x 24” and paper size is 22” x 30.” Oil monotypes on cream stonehenge.
We are coming up on 3 years at the studio.
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Im very excited to announce I'll be live painting @arisefestival for my third year in a row in August! This is by far my favorite event of the year and I'm busy creating some new work specially for the festival. Here is one of them. Swipe to see progress shots.