Art Sales & Marketing 11.06.19

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I know I make good art. I know what goes into it. I will always be more critical of my results, my craftsmanship and my process(es) than just about anyone else. But, by good, I don't mean you will like it. If you dont like it, it may…

Icarus: Rising, Falling

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I wanted to create a masculine complement to the feminine Madam Butterfly series, something consistent with the Spirits of Transformation archetype that influences my art. As you may know, Icarus and his father Daedalus attempted to escape…

Ghostyheads

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Or as my dear friend Jan Viramontes calls them, Cows. I became interested in petroglyphs 15 years ago or more.  Around the same time I discovered Joseph Campbell, someone who has had increasing influence on me over the years. Campbell made…

Heart Paintings

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I dont know what I dont know: what I DO know, is that the quantity of what I dont know is a lot. So, let's eliminate a variable, the 'WHAT am I going to paint' variable. Eggs, Sunny Side Up This is why I started out my painting career…

Metal Flowers

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This was my first series of metal art (work).  Learning to use the plasma cutter, welder, oxyacetylene torch … and acrylic paint and texture paste (I have lot of fun with paint).  To be honest, this was low hanging fruit, allowing…

Not Knowing (what you're doing)?

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The subtitle for this should be "Get in Line" A while back I heard the expression "You should always be a beginner at something." To me, this goes beyond the macro of learning something new, whether its the oboe or Mandarin or patience. I…

Identity Enhancement and Objets d'Art

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Eckhart Tolle says that the unconscious compulsion to enhance one's identity by association with an object is built into the very structure of the egoic mind. This is exactly what Marketing Mastermind Seth Godin concludes about the near cult-like…

Hot Patina Heart Art

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This is another of those "let's see if I can make it/do better" projects. I saw a large metal heart for sale in a gallery in Sedona, AZ that was so basic it was borderline annoying that someone was selling it. Probably 30" square with some…

My Crucible

This piece isn't a 'real' crucible any more than Arthur Miller's play The Crucible was really about the Salem Witch Trials.  But it is one of the pieces I made at The Crucible in Oakland.  And yeah, it kind of is a crucible. We'll get to…