Ouroboros. 7"x11.5". Ink, Acrylic & Pastel on Paper. ©2010.
above is a piece i have in the group show opening tomorrow!!
New Moon : Interpretations of the Chinese Zodiac 2010
Opening Reception: Friday Feb 5th 2010 6 - 9pm
Exhibition runs through Mar 6th 2010
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each artist chose a chinese zodiac symbol, and did an interpretation of it.
i chose the snake ('41'53 '65 '77, '89' 01' so on).
you can read more about each artist's choice in this mini interview on their site.
please come by and say hello if you're in the area!
some behind-story of the piece...
i normally don't really explain my work, but somehow, this year,
something shifted within me, and i kind of want to create with a little more lucidity & direction in mind...
whether i or my work will across as lucid, i'm not quite sure, we'll see.
i watched the film Thirst while drawing in my sketchbook, which got me thinking
about the concepts of the whole creation myth, adam & eve, existence of being neither here nor there, dark vs light, etc...
which lead me to re-read the 2nd chapter in joseph cambell(my hero)'s
The Power of Myth, (strongly recommended) and ouroboros came to mind,
something i've always been fascinated with the concept of.
so much great symbolism contained within!!
either way, i had a great fun with this small piece,
because i did in the kind of way i want my work to grow toward.
a lot more raw looseness, and some tight details, & a little less prettiness.
just like the way the world seems to me.
anyway, enough rambles from me - if you find yourself tomorrow evening
in the lower east side in NYC, please drop by and say hello!
+ thanks so much for all the kind & amazing responses to my sketchbook pages!
i will post them more often this year - i'm also thinking of selling some sketches
some day when i have a studio sale on my shop site...
prints are coming soon too!
+ also, i have a facebook page now.
a little while ago i realized someone else had created it,
and just recently got the admin rights from them,
so i can post on it & have at least some kind of control over how my work is represented... (though it's just a facebook page.)
please join the page or you can probably read the same stuff here & on my twitter.