#1192

Making art — working as an artist — is hard. Emotionally difficult and endlessly confusing. It shouldn’t be.

It’s not about making art, or being an artist; its abut making art and being an artist where the structures that connect us to one another, that give us a place in the social world, are tangled and broken. Endlessly subverted. It shouldn’t be like this–but it is.

I tell myself, that it’s not my fault. It’s not something I can correct in my self. Not a bad attitude I can fix. There is no ‘right place’ for what I do, for who I am.

Profoundly depressing.

11×14 Pen & India Ink, acrylic ink, watercolor. Click image to view full screen.


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#1186

9×12 Pen & Ink, Acrylic Ink, Watercolor. Looking back, #1182, 83, 84, 85, 86… moving from simplicity to complexity..

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#1157

9×12. Micron Pen, with colored Acrylic Ink
#1157

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#1153

18×24 Acrylic Ink, India Ink, Pen and brush on Arches 140lb Cold Press
#1153

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#1152

40x50cm 15.75×19.75″ Acrylic Ink on Schut 115lb Extra Rough cold press
#1152
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