I've liked a lot of different things and I'll probably discover
new things, but I've always liked art so I keep doing it. Portraits
in all forms always attracted me from "Mad"
magazine to Sargeant.
these paintings are created through whatever means are necessary
to sidestep any conscious decision. conscious thought is the
enemy of creative thought. here, i'll prove it. think of something
funny to say
out loud... you probably can't. I can't either, creative thought
is a response rather than a formula.
so these paintings are a series of responses to whatever marks
begin to appear through varied applications with unfamiliar materials
(eyedropper, block of wood, knife etc.).
the unfamiliar materials disable my familiar(conscious) drawing
style, and the unconsious choice of subject matter objects are
usually blobs of color first) prevents me from consciously censoring
myself out of fear of criticism.