As a visual artist, I express my worldview through the creation of objects. I make art about the things that occupy my thoughts. I can’t sing or dance and don’t have an epic novel inside of me. Instead, I make things. My art practice is driven by a need to create physical objects that embody my personal dialog. And what I have discovered is that my internal dialog is not so different from anyone else’s. The difference is in the way these musings become manifest. When I work really hard, and the planets align, the creative effort becomes a visually compelling and thought provoking work of art.
So why blog about it? As I begin an activity I swore I would never take part in, I can only say that there is always a backstory. When I stand in front of viewers at a museum or gallery, I find myself talking about the story behind the conception of the work. The part they can’t see. The why behind a conceptual piece of art is more interesting to me than what it is, or how it’s made. The underlying content is as important as its exterior, and by sharing it, I hope to impart a greater understanding of the work itself and expand the dialog. So that’s why I’m (albeit timidly) blogging.
My creative process is pretty messy. On my workbench is the beginning of a taxidermy project about issues of vanity.