Sunday, 27 November 2011
The show opened yesterday afternoon and had a great response. Thanks to all our visitors, and especially to Caribbean Art project for being amazing as always. Stacey and I have a great show up and that I hope some folks in Grenada will be able to see it in person. After the show I will release maybe a few more photos of the work, but probably not the full collection until I am able. I plan to do some presentation of in Trinidad (or elsewhere if I can) about the work I am doing in Grenada. It has been a very long, stressful week, so I am in recovery/new project mode. For the Trinidadians interested in seeing my work, I hope this new series can allow me to do a show in at home. One lives in hope. Thanks from 4Hr Nap!
Sunday, 20 November 2011
I've been in Grenada prepping for Paradise with Stacey and getting things sorted out with our collective. We're also napping. Check out a sneak peeks of the work, and find our more about the 4Hr Nap collective at the 4Hr Nap blog.
|Prepping a piece for the show|
|More prep work!|
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
This is an awesome letter from Pixar animator Austin Madison on Letters of Note that really sums up creative life. It comforts me to know I am not alone even when I am crumpled up in a corner watching crime drama marathons. You aren't either. Stick with it.
Monday, 7 November 2011
Defining who you are as an artist and as a person can be an emotionally, physically and mentally draining exercise and is a life-long experiment and journey. Trying to make yourself fit into these silos as John Jay has offered as a metaphor, takes a toll and it becomes quite easy to give up a potentially amazing creative life. I'm at a complete loss much of the time because I do not fit into a category, typical work space or job profile, but I am okay with that because I am making my own way through, what I consider, crazy.terrible.work.crap.
I have done many hours in normal jobs, cubicles and in awful places, and while that is "good work experience", it undermined my creative being. The experience is great no doubt and should be considered by most, but moving toward work that feeds your spirit is always the best choice. I admire those people who, at a much younger age strive to do their own thing despite the norm. I had the misfortune of letting myself be controlled and dictated from a very early age, but that's just my journey. How will you create yours?