Today I wanted to talk about a series of (2) pieces I completed during Winter 2018; let’s begin with High, and Low will follow.
I struggle with time. I struggle with keeping it; with making it; with giving it. I struggle with time the most when the hours have run out and the clock resets. When it feels like the whole world is asleep, and I’m alone, is when it hits me. When I realize the time, day, and world will go on; no matter how late I stay awake;
This is a passage I documented while in the creative moment of conceptualizing the first of these pieces. The writing was initially inspired by the the prompt of: time. That one word was all it took; it was definitely a crippling thing during that period in my life. With those words came these paintings, that speak volumes more.
This first piece is titled High [shown above] for reasons that might not be the obvious; it was developed from a far more technical approach that I was used to at the time as well as a reflection of myself in that moment. You could say, it’s a self-portrait of sorts.
I wanted to begin with my favourite piece. This piece is titled “Tranz” and was a huge breakthrough for me, in many different ways.
At the time, it was the largest project I had ever undertaken. The three by four foot canvas would sit in the corner of my small dingy downtown apartment for two years before any inspiration arose.
Giving you a glimpse behind the thoughts and feelings that go into my pieces. These are going to be more introspective and personal stories about my available and past works.