[Tablet PC sketch of what I have in mind. Click on image to enlarge etc.]
[UPDATE: 12.10am, 23rd March. “DesertManhattan” is finished. Hurrah!]
DesertManhattan is nearly finished. Four x Eight foot worth of insanity. Months of work. Will be posting pictures soon.
My next painting will be half that size- 48″ x 48″ square… the sketch above should give you an idea. Again, the theme comes from a familiar place. Like I said when I first started on DesertManhattan:
I think being out here in Alpine, Texas, covered under a blanket of desert air and “Big Sky” brought about a wee change in me, at least in what I find interesting artistically. The “cartoons on the back of business cards” format came about in New York City, when living conditions, shall we say, were far more intense, crowded and cramped. Not to mention, I was ten years younger. Things change.
There’s a certain intensity to being out here in the desert. There was a certain intensity to living in New York. I’m trying to create objects that somehow capture both. Hence its name.
Yeah, I know, it’s a silly, stupid, insane way to try to make a living, to try to spend a life. I’ve spent the last twenty years learning this the hard way. The damage is already done. Alea iacta est. Rock on.
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