Introducing my latest piece:
Impressions of 144 Church Keys That Don't Open Anything
Charcoal on paper with brass hooks
48" x 96" (dimensions variable)
This week I spent some quality time with Corpus, the piece I made for the Bible and Theology department at Wheaton College. I was there to take some new higher resolution images of the piece to be used for the cover of the book of the latest Wheaton Theology Conference. Although I see the piece from time to time throughout the year, this was the first time I had spent some significant time with the piece (more than an hour) in a while. I have to say it was enjoyable, like having coffee with an old friend. Sometimes when I go back to an older work I am mostly conscious of the flaws. But in this case I felt more like we were continuing an conversation we were having two years ago. Nice.
"I wasn't sure when I finished it if anybody would take it seriously as a work of art and I don't know how many people do anyway." Bruce Nauman
Yeah, Bruce, I feel ya.
(new work in progress)
That's the great/terrible thing about making art. You have to find a way to live in a place of constant uncertainty. Well, I guess that's no entirely true. It's more accurate to say I have chosen a path where I have to live in a place of constant uncertainty, artistically speaking. That being said, it is nice to have artists to look to like Bruce Nauman who have blazed that trail already, and done so successfully. One of the most inspiring things about the Art 21 video I have linked to is not any one work but the eclectic array of projects shown, both finished and unfinished.
the studio chair
A place for me to ramble on when I need to take a break.