Besides my grant project, I have been finding all sorts of things to do and work on. Somewhere I read, start with the small, easy things. I like that idea.
Fear of messing it up and fearing something does not up to my own expectations or how it will be judged, I think, confronts all artists.I read this book, Art and Fear, a long time ago. Milton Glaser, an artist I love, told me that is bullshit. Not so many words… but I got the idea so did my students.
Posting is one of my distractions, and so is creating this image.
Post-modernism concerns itself with the very subjectivities first posited by Husserl (and Heidegger), in that facts are not rigid but rather shift according to an individual’s interpretation of the world around them. Therefore there is a need for a greater understanding of the systems and hierarchies’ individuals have established to understand the world.
~ Bhuvinder S. Vaidc
(Onot0logy—The Nature of Being)
Tap Quentin (a.k.a.) Bill Hendricks is a Second Life (SL) and Real Life (RL) Artist and has shown at SLEA’s Sky Gallery twice. He holds an MFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Bill came to SL 16 years ago. He was fascinated by the global community and the creative space he found to experiment, play, and present his work. Second Life has always fascinated me because the very concept of this virtual space tweaks our perceptions of what reality might be and is.
Tap Quentin will use this opportunity to stretch his imagination and technical abilities further to communicate better the aspects of the nature of being. This concept can be simplified into “questions about the nature of reality. Second Life is not a game but a community that allows a global community to test and poke at the fabrics of reality, cultural or physical.
In this work, I have created a labyrinth rather than a maze. Some say a maze is where you find yourself, and a labyrinth is where you come to know yourself.
Second Life is an online multimedia platform that allows people to create an avatar for themselves and then interact with other users and user-created content within a multiplayer online virtual world. Developed and owned by the San Francisco–based firm Linden Lab and launched on June 23, 2003. ~https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Life
Second Life 1/4 sim Grant–The property looking down at it. Mostly I am focused on shapes. I do appreciate the texture and color of my neighbors. I have an unexpected surprise I have two missiles flying over the property. #Shadowmason,_Tap_Quentin,_Second_Life
Starting from humble origins in a Mission District garage in 1983, Creativity Explored celebrates 40 years of supporting artists with developmental disabilities in San Francisco.
Creativity Explored was founded by Florence and Elias Katz, an artist and a psychologist duo who believed that art is essential to life. Throughout our history, we’ve facilitated the art careers of hundreds of disabled artists — and changed the art world along the way. Our artists have seen their work exhibited in museums, galleries, and art fairs in over 14 countries and have earned over $2.2 million from their art. Our San Francisco studios are the center of a thriving creative community where all are welcome.
Vanity Searching—Discovered Creativity Explored
Years ago, I bought the rights to ArtChangesLives.com for my blog. That was about 18 years ago; I was still in grad school. As I began to post my entries, I did some vanity searching and found that Creativity Explored holds the number one rank for Art Changes Lives, and they were located in San Francisco.
The next time I visited San Francisco, I made a point of visiting their studios. It was abuzz with activity and artists working in all sorts of media. I visited with a few of the artists, and they shared their work with me—genuinely excellent and original work. So, I want to recognize this organization for its work.
Doodling serves as a means of keeping the hand or fingers limber, so that they are always ready for serious work.
~ Charles E. Burchfield (https://www.azquotes.com/)
One Sketch: Two drawings-Two Approaches
Nothing special to say. I wanted to share some work and one of my favorite artists, Charles E. Burchfield, the feeling he could evoke and the many communication signals he used to communicate through his work, experiences, time, and period.