Saturday, February 18, 2012

update

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to give you all a brief explanation of why my blog and website have been a bit neglected this past year or so.
Well, as some of you may know, on December 1st 2010 I was hit by a car. I wont go into details but as a result of this accident I have been living in chronic pain. This has made my secular work as well as my painting work very difficult for me to maintain on even a "barely getting by" level. Anyway, gone are the days when I could work my job for ten hours then come home and paint for seven hours six days a week.
I also endured in that same year a personal loss that left me a hollow wreck of a man and frankly it was all I could do to keep my self from giving up on living. Between my physical pain and my emotional desolation I have had a very difficult climb to the point where I can even entertain the idea of painting. I don't expect anyone to fully understand and I'm certainly not asking for advice, this is just a letter to all of you to explain my absence.
At any rate, I am going to try and focus on some smaller works on paper in order to try and get my zest for life and work back. The smaller scale is possible with my physical injuries unlike the larger oil paintings I used to do. But don't worry, I will still be doing larger oils, just much much more slowly.
I did two smaller pieces today which I was very excited to scan and post. But, the universe being what it is, my scanner is terminally broken after my little hiatus so I have had to resort to second rate snap shots. Haha, its funny how when you try and lift your head from the mud and muck and broken glass and gravel and do something worthwhile it is stopped at the gate.

Anyway I will repost these two little paintings at a later date when I have properly documented them. I just felt compelled to post a little update for those of you that may be interested as to my status of late.
As always: Much love, I hope you are well out there and do stay in touch.

c









"View of the Expanding Abstract Gardens"
mixed media on paper
3.5 x 8 inches
02-18-2012 nyc





"Woman Leaning Forward in a Chair Disintegrating"
mixed media on paper
3.5 x 8 inches
02-18-2012 nyc

1 comment:

nature said...

oh, your work is wonderful, i love all of these. kudos!