Sunday, January 27, 2008

One Must Just Begin

(Detail of "Totem Angel", mixed media assemblage 2006)

One must just begin, enough procrastinating, pondering, and self doubt. So here I am starting down the path of blogging. I am not a words person, or at least I do not think of myself as such. Punctuation and spelling, don't get much work out when I am throwing a pot or assembling a sculpture. I tend think in pictures, colors, symbols, and textures. I am a visual person, and I am hoping to find ways to express that in a blog. My plan is to try to share a bit of the everyday process of living and working as an artist and to keep people up to date on what new creative adventures and trouble I have got myself into.

So let me briefly try to introduce a bit about myself to those who do not know me. However do note, I am my own unfinished creative project and who I am is always getting added to, collaged over, or rearranged completely.

I am:

an artist

a potter

a former tattooist

hoping to call myself a painter someday

a Leo with a Virgo moon

Queer, both in that strange, odd way and in my choice of partners

highly focused and easily distracted

fond of small details and evidence of time

a compulsive collector of life's flotsam and jetsam

fascinated by religious imagery and symbolism

in love with rusty old things and peeling paint

trying to live life authentically and passionately


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