A lot has happened in the last few months! Let’s get right into it.Read More
In late 2016, when the shock of the election was still fresh, I tried to start drafting a blog post entitled "Art and All of This”. I thought a lot about what I would want to say, to unpack the relationship between my life and my art, and how I couldn’t avoid the ways the goings-on of the world were going to affect my artwork. There’s an oft-expressed idea that art and entertainment shouldn’t get political. That it exists to entertain and provide a positive escape.
I assume this comes from people who have a choice as to whether they are affected by politics or not— many people do not get that choice.
I do not get that choice.
The people my paintings are primarily about do not get that choice.Read More
We left home on October 7th to drive to Austin for my surgery the next day. We then spent a week in my family home while I recovered before driving back to Santa Fe. We arrived around midnight, slept for about 3 hours, then drove to the airport in Albuquerque to fly to Illuxcon in Reading, PA. We only got back a couple of nights ago, and woke up Tuesday morning to see our home transformed into a new autumnal world to explore.
But let's catch up a little.Read More
We've been in Santa Fe for nearly three months now. A lot of settling in has happened since our last update, of finding our footing and our flow. But even still, there are things to finish tuning up around the house, which is both time consuming and rewarding.Read More
It's been a long while in the works, but we've made it home for the first time.
The last time I did a life update post, I spoke about my partner and I's decision to move to Santa Fe and the most immediate tasks on that horizon. Since then, we got through the long five weeks apart and the emotional struggles associated with that, and plenty more since then.Read More