I love this idea that we dig into the archives and reveal memories of days gone by, but in this case we apply it to artwork. 🙂 I’ve been in in bed for the past week coping with the pain of gallstones, so I have not been able to post much. Today I am vertical again thanks to medicine and man am I anxious to reconnect with the world. I am not a lay in bed kind of guy. I watched 5 seasons of MADMAN and the first season of Alienest. At least some of Netflix is available here in Mexico.
Very excited to tell you that I have been working with photographers to get all the paintings digitized, so now you can purchase prints of much of the work. This past week there was a photographer in my studio here in Mexico City shooting and at the same time a photographer in Ventura CA pulling from the gallery and shooting there. A truly international operation at work.
For instance the entire Vagrant Desire series is now digitized and can be printed to different sizes for display in your home. I did this series in the last year and was presented in the exhibition In Exile this past winter. These pieces have been recreated a few times in different sizes to meet the buyer’s desired scale. I do this with a lot of my work because I want to make the pieces more accessible to my clients. For instance, it could be a budget issue or it could be a space issue you are working with. I’m currently reworking a piece for a friend in the Moldives who is a fan and wants some work, but can’t afford a full scale painting. So I am recreating the piece much smaller and shipping it to him.
Super thrilled to be able to offer my paintings I am creating for upcoming exhibition as prints as well. My 4 months thus far in Mexico City (my spiritual soul of all my work) has been very productive and I’ve been able to experiment with much larger scale work. I think it is important to note that I left my teaching job to spend more time in the studio, so having that time and not competing with a job has been very important to my progress. I’m not scheduling myself and progress on my work anymore. I can work on more than one project at a time. I can leave my home to visit a museum or gallery to receive inspiration and return to work without worrying I must run to bed or prep food for the next day at work. The creative process is much more fluid and relaxing than it previously had been. It’s really a huge gift to be able to work this way. Which is why I developed this website to share more of my process with you. It is also how I had the time to develop my patron.com/ChromaticExplorer website as well.
Have you had a chance to check this out yet? It is this site with a much deeper and richer dive into what I am doing. I will put a sample in here or you can sample at the site itself. I released small amounts of the content for free there so you get the idea, but once you pay $5 a month to subscribe you get full access and receive rewards for your loyalty.