The story behind my two works titled; OPPENHEIMER spans over a period of 14 years. In 1992 I was in my Senior year at Scarlet Oaks Vocational high school. As one of our final projects my art teacher instructed us to create a monochromatic portrait drawing. I immediately knew who I was going to draw;
So my Father stops by tonight and as he was entering I noticed he was holding something behind his back while trying to control a mischievous grin. I asked him, ” Aha! What are you hiding there?” He immediately flung into my view his reproduction of Picasso’s “Goat head” and a DVD titled; “The Mystery
The past week has been one of rest. Lying around reading, watching nature documentaries, listening to interviews with Krista Tippett. Recharging. And then last Friday I woke up and immediately started 6 new paintings. After working 26 hours straight I collapsed into a deep sleep. 4 hours later I’m up again working, working, working. There
I have been pushing myself very hard for the past six months and it is catching up to me. The culmination of working a 40 hour week job and in the studio for another 60-80 hours has me in a state of fatigue. Physical more than mental. My diet hasn’t been very good and neither
Here is the footage I shot while painting SOVEREIGNTY. Approximately 40 minutes compressed into 1/2 minutes. I’m designing a track around a curved suface to allow the camera to travel along at a slow, constant rate. This will provide some very interesting footage I would like to get my hands on!
The APW Gallery’s “Deck, Deck, Deck” show had it’s opening night on Friday, June 5, 2009. The two boards at the bottom are of my creation; (top to bottom) DISCERN, EXPAND. Photos taken by the wonderful artist LV (aka Ineffable3, Miss LV, Lv Ineffable, but for the most part – MelRuiz) who also had two