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Time Wasted

I have a love/hate kind of thing with television.  It seems to be so passive that it’s difficult to recognize any value.  It’s loud and bright and most of it feels like a reminder of all the things you do not have and will never experience yourself.

But then it’s also a window to something more, things beyond and outside of yourself.  And for as many parts of it that make you reflect upon your lacking, there are others that remind you of a sameness, of shared feelings regardless of never having met.

It’s also easy to forget there is love and art that goes into many programs.  If you allow yourself to study what you’re seeing, you find deeper levels than what’s immediately obvious.  Not everything, obviously, but even those that lack a deeper sense of art can be an interesting reflection of the medium and of our society.

Sometimes I can’t stand to have it on.

tv

Quote by Chris Trapper (from a song called Ocean View)

And other times, I keep it on as a reminder that life is happening.

warmglow

“Warm Glow” 2015

And if anything, it is at least something I can make art about.

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Serious Sketchbook Happens

encouragement included

encouragement included

As I continue to explore the options of community and public art I happened to think of the idea of a community/shared sketchbook.  I have some wonderful friends at the local coffee shop that agreed to host the book and my hope is that people will use it to create and share images.  My fear is that it will become a trash heap of vulgarity…but I suppose even that would be a meaningful statement in its own way. What I really want is a retrospective of sketches from our community, and a kind of analog version of shared blog, if you think of it in the way that sketches are generally rather private and this will be public, just as blogs are kind of public diaries.

If this happens to work in this way I have another similar experiment I’d like to move on to that might be just as fun.

Encouraging words on the cover from Crass, and prettified by me.

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whisper

The summer has been floating through me and I’ve lost track of the days.  Art making, chalkboard writing, terrarium building.

neutral milk hotel

neutral milk hotel

 

mossy worlds

mossy worlds

 

you never know what might be in there

you never know what might be in there

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