short Art History:
out as something cool to put on my walls. I was a kid - it was about
drawing comic book super heroes, and villains. But then copying
got to be too easy for me. So I decided, determinedly, to create
works of my own - original works. OMG how I floundered through the
rest of junior high, all through high school, and into my second
year of college. I spun my wheels until just learning things began
to inspire my curiosity about the world around me.
After that second
year in college I started creating works that addressed major issues
such as: religion (Rewarming the Last Supper), War, the atomic bomb (Judgment), and
of coarse "Man's inhumanity to Mitch." (This
was Mitch on comic books and college.)
Art was about study and social commentary.
I have been studying physics in a purely layman sort of way. What
got me started was a comment from a close friend who described sunlight
as "packets of energy" (Thank you Mr. Wiggins!) Flatworld
and The Elemental Phases came from my studies of trying to describe
what I see in my mind when I thought of that comment: patterns,
lots of pretty patterns, laced and latticed. Art has become the
wonder of knowledge expressed with an appreciation for beauty.
a system of principles for philosophic or scientific investigations;
an instrument for acquiring knowledge.
a wonderful word to use when defining the word Art.