https://youtu.be/MV4BbXD8440 The serpent is self serving, filled with hate and greed. Left to feed it will inevitably destroy itself, but the destruction it’s existence brings is never worth letting it circle around, creating an ouroboros of ignorance and conceit.
Ideas must be nurtured and fed. We are custodians to our thoughts, there are ways to grow a concept into contextual creation. Making connections outward from a core idea helps drag your work from shallow waters into the depths. Not all art must be complicated and we don't want to convolute our core concepts with … Continue reading Making Conceptual Connections in Art
Internalizing blame is a poisonous self flagellation that I’ve routinely partaken in— training is needed to not. Consistent practice in releasing guilt must be utilized, processing the shame and being compassionate, tender to the raw wounds left behind. The world assumes we are complicit in our suffering. Victim blaming, classism, mental health stigma, the racist … Continue reading Ouroboros of Internalized Blame
We are continually absorbing art, as sensory and perceptive organisms our internal mind is regurgitating external influence as our thoughts and ideas. Everything inside us has been affected by the outside world and it’s psychospiritual interpretations of influence into creative ideas. Recently I overheard a meeting between my fiancé and their peers in a studio … Continue reading Critique of Denying Artistic Influence
To combat a feeling of stagnation in my work I’ve begun a research sketchbook/journal to delve more in-depth into my inspirations. Studying the familiar aspects of artists I admire and how they apply to my own practice, cross referencing motifs and concepts I wish to become educated in, and developing a further understanding of traditional … Continue reading Exploration Sketchbook