More thin layers of vulnerability added. Specifically acrylic paint, graphite, and color pencil. Moving along, making progress. Adding even more layers next.
More layers added. More layers needed. Here are some more work in progress images.
Showing work in progress makes usually makes me feel vulnerable. I’d like to reflect on this more and perhaps write about it more at a later date. Regardless, I need to feel more comfortable opening up in this manner. Which is why I am making a conscious effort to show things in an incomplete state.
I’m trying to be more comfortable showing work in progress. Here are details of the new series I have been working on. They are far from finished. Still processing the process and experimenting with mixed media materials. I’m not sure how I feel about them yet. That’s how it always is with the creative process. All part of the pugilistic battle between an artist and their work.
Been exploring and experimenting. Having fun seeing where these are going. Building momentum, but far from finished. A lot more exploration and experimentation to come. Many layers to go The creative journey continues down its winding path.
I’ve been in the studio for hours at a time, almost every day. Lots of new ideas happening. Writing things down. Sketching. Doodling.
I have also started a new series of work based on a new subject. The old school boombox, and the time period in which they had their heyday. I’m also digging into their impact in my life and cultural significance overall. I don’t have much else to say about it, nor do I know how these will end up looking. That in itself is appropriate and advantageous. It feels like a charge. I’m excited about the ability to experiment and explore and further process my thoughts and further develop my concept.
Here are a few details from the series of mixed media paintings I made a few years ago. Looking back now, it’s interesting to see these images showing this work in progress, incomplete. These paintings were made for my solo exhibition at Besherat Gallery in Atlanta called Mastering the Art of Contradiction. The success of his exhibition led to second solo exhibition of the Mastering the Art of Contradiction series at the Glynn Visual Arts gallery, located in St. Simons Island, GA. See photos here.
This series was created during a very uncertain time in my life. I was feeling unsettled in many ways at once. My anxiety level was very high (even for me). Those thoughts always come to me when viewing the work. Overall, I am proud of this series.