|¿Te Amo? - Gouache & Ink/Paper|
Mr. Foster had some very insightful things to say about art and what intrigues him as a juror. I was able to talk to him one on one as the show was wrapping up and listen to his interpretation of my work and other artists in the show. He enjoyed the transition I made with my "star dots" to create the shape of the skull, including the definition I made for the teeth; he appreciated the trickiness of succeeding at making the image of space and skull separate well. He felt that the painting invited the viewer to look deeply into the piece, capturing the attention of my audience, which is what he looks for more than technical perfection, though technical perfection does have it's own merit when it comes to art. I talked with him about the similar values I hold for tattoos, and quoted some very prominent tattooers who think along the same lines; Horiyoshi III describes this idea as "essence."
This show is available for viewing until April 3, 2014 at the Civic Center in Vista.
|Civic Center Gallery|
|With my painting and my honorable mention!!|
|I'll post better pictures when I'm finished, and share all the fun stories of the traffic I've watched pass me by while I am working.|
|In progress, hoping to be done by the summer, ha!|