Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Give Up - Art Show @ Retrofit Homes

Retrofit Home - Seattle, Capitol Hill Washington - Arts - Exhibit

Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm @ Retrofit Homes - Seattle, 1419 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA - 206.568.4663

These ghosts are a concepts I have been working with for several months now. I started drawing them as a way to relax myself with the concept of "giving up." Not in an negative fashion - giving up on all the things that bother me and stress me out.

Illustrating & drawing becomes my visual identity to all the images that are alive in my head. The aspects of who I am come out in small details throughout my artwork. Parts of my life dictate the subject matter – emotional catastrophes, self image, experiences & my environment all entwine together. The aspiration of my work is to share these visual images beyond my own reality and with those that contribute to it.

The raw basics of my artwork are simple – a few different styles of ink pens and a couple blank sheets of paper. Most concepts brew in my head for a few weeks before they are sketched in. By the time my process starts there is general intent and composition behind it. Details are always left blank; this allows me the flexibility to change my artwork during the process. The originals are stored away in my archival books, but the images are re-produced using several printmaking techniques I have taught myself.

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