I speak to my grandma on the phone pretty often. But not so much my grandpa. If I call and he answers he passes me off to her after a few exchanges between us. I don’t know if he doesn’t like talking on the phone or if he can’t hear well enough or if I’m… Continue reading Grandpa
I believe that some of the most effective art expresses complex emotions very simply. I write that sentence after listening to “Last Goodbye” by Jeff Buckley and in the wake of a devastating break-up. Break ups can create a complex mixture of emotions in most cases where it’s not amicable and mutual. There’s a feeling… Continue reading A lot of words on the subject of tact. With some thoughts on communication and emotions
I once watched a Walmart manager force a homeless man out into freezing weather. The guy only wanted a bench to sleep on somewhere he knew he wouldn't freeze to death. And I'm certain he knew that wasn't a guarantee. Specifically in that Walmart or at all that night. It was also about 1AM and… Continue reading Empathy
I really like designing with text so Adobe Spark Post is currently a huge time waster for me. I can make a professional looking layout in less than ten minutes. So I did. Repeatedly. Here are some of the ones I've made so far.
Here's a step-by-step gallery of the progression of a recent commission.
There are surely better articles on this on the web. I wrote it for hubski to see if I could do it in twenty minutes since its a long story and I've been having trouble focusing so it was a personal challenge. You've probably heard of Watchmen, the bleak take on superheroes that's seen as among the… Continue reading How Watchmen writer Alan Moore’s first superhero deconstructionist tale was missing from publication for 20 years
https://i.imgur.com/Y0F9Ztx.jpg Working 100% visually, you're can't tell a story in one image. You need words. Well, you probably can if you're telling a Bible story or something else that's well worn. You can tell simple stories and familiar stories. That image I linked to has a story, but I can't convey that story using only… Continue reading Art and narrative
There's a difference between being a depressed man and a depressed woman. It's just easier for a woman to fall into a relationship that can support her. I don't like making generalizations across sex divisions or racial lines but I'm doing it. Falling into a convenient relationship also causes things like murder and beatings. I… Continue reading Ramblers gonna ramble
I'm depressed past functioning. The past few days I've woken up energized, ready to work, get things I need to do done. In dreams. Short little dreams that are temporarily empowering before I actually wake up and going to buy cigarettes becomes a struggle.
Modern art has a bad reputation. Between Damien Hirst selling spin art, Jeff Koons fucking his wife on a billboard and the level of effort needed to appreciate that Jackson Pollack dancing around with a paint coated twig was part of the art, it's easy for someone who isn't $80,000 in debt due to a… Continue reading Art history lesson: Ed Kienholz