Greetings and thank you for joining me in this crazy thing we call an artist’s life.
Ill start by saying I’m sorry- I didn’t have the balls to write before this, keeping this art journal or blog post commitment on the fifteenth as I have for over 6 years. – But, were here now and I am thankful as the review helps me with perspective. With that I remember what a tight rope walker used to say to me every day –
“It’s important it is to keep moving forward and don’t look down” -The Flying Wallenda’s
Just a piece of history in case your interested- On March 22, 1978, during a promotional walk in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Karl Wallenda fell from the wire and died. It was between the towers of Condado Plaza Hotel, one hundred feet high. He was 73. Nik Wallenda completed the walk on June 4, 2011, with his mother, Delilah. (1) -Really awesome people!
As a human being, I’ve struggled this month with a lot of emotions and been thinking about choices and differences, as I was abused by a college professor using their position as power, during which I watch one friend struggle a hard fight with stage 4 cancer that causes severe pain in the hospital with no one allowed to visit not even his wife – So he’s really going it alone and has become for me very inspiring! and another friend piss his life away with drugs for the claim of fun as his family worries and try’s everything- anything known to man!
These extremes present so many thoughts and a good place to work from but that has even been odd for me lately.
I Finally had a break an am now moving forward in a commission which simply tripped me up for over 6 months. I made a half inch mistake which caused me to have to start again and yet again and again- causing much frustration and wasted time in the project. Theses are things no one ever see’s in my job.
My other breakthrough was accidently seeing what I’ve been proposing in objects. – Here’s what I mean-
I have been in what my father used to call a half-assed mood and shot photographs on a perfect gray day of the Sculpture Number 830. When I reviewed them, I did a really awful job. So, I walked away leaving the sculpture in place with the backdrop at my studio door. I struggled with editing them for a day or even more, no matter what I did they just really sucked and time slipped away like good chocolate chip cookies do, so I thought “fuck it” I’m done for now.
A few nights later maybe even a week, while walking back to the studio, the moon was bright and there was a perfect shadow thrown from onto the backdrop where the sculpture displayed personality of the object.
Object as a vessel – Panpsychism
Which speared some Spiritual Photographs and terms-
Ectoplasm is a term used in spiritualism to denote a substance or spiritual energy “exteriorized” by physical mediums. It was coined in 1894 by psychical researcher Charles Richet
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One last thing- I want express my great thanks to the 3 girl friends who I talk honestly/ raw with for their support and strong kick in the ass, without them I don’t know what I would do!
Well that’s it for now – Com on Back ya’ here- LOL- Wishing you and yours a happy healthy month till next, we meet! -MV