It is personal issues that have affected my life and cause me to do what I do. The strength comes from you, the friends and family that surround me. ~ Bill Hendricks
Short lives but powerful impact—small, bright, sturdy. Getting antsy for another car trip. Semester coming to an end with only a few weeks to go. I am spending a lot of time studying Twitter Bootstrap and passing my knowledge on the my students. I am reminded daily as I continue to research and study my subject areas that this isn’t working at all—just following my passion. How lucky I was to walk through the fire of fear and have the faith that art wasn’t a waste of time.
I may not be showing my artwork currently but I am grateful that my work still impacts so many lives.
Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people. ~ Carl Sagan (source)
Today I discovered the artist, Alvin Baltrop, a relatively unknown photographer and artist that took photographs of NYC’s west side piers before the Highline. They were dangerous. They were scary. They were populated with visited by the gay community seeking sex, solitude, and just an escape from the city. Many were forgotten as he is. No quotes on the web… But he had a place in the world and communicated his time, place and erotic sensation that drove him to his art. This makes me think about the tree following in the woods whether it makes a sound. I vote it does.
“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life”. ~ Pablo Picasso (source)
Creating art is like following a hiking path with various twists and turns. Some you can see where you’re going from a distance, some you cannot see beyond bent, and some you just end up where you started. It really is never about the piece at hand… It really is about the journey. ~ Bill Hendricks