New work!

Why dress up what’s being presented: I’ve uploaded new work in the portfolio, which shows the breadth of discovery I’ve been undergoing this year. I’ll probably have a more thoughtful post on this later, but for now, you can see that I’m going beyond painting and into all sorts of weird twists and turns – sound work, performance, and explorations into alternative narrative. It also explains the little radio that keeps on popping up across platforms; Public Service Confessional is the newest of my works and, perhaps, the most exciting to me even a month after its presentation. I’ll write on it more in-depth later, but the blurb I have on its project page speaks well for itself at present.

Non-sequitur: the Big Cartel shop has been burning up with orders! Thank you to everyone who’s made a purchase to my humble little corner of the Internet thus far, and please feel free to pass along thoughts, delights, pleasures, etc. to your friends, my e-mail box, or wherever you may seem fit. It’s been such a wonderful experience to see what’s beloved and what isn’t thus far, and I hope that everyone’s purchases live up to their wildest dreams and delights. There’s something about selling work that puts a little spring in your step, so thank you very much for putting it there.

Less business and more pleasure next post – I’m thinking that I need to talk talismans again.

New year, new blog.

Hi, everyone! Behold, my Christmas gift to myself: a portfolio facelift and a server move. (I know, I know: my heart’s racing too as I tell you of such scintillating news.) Although the last iteration of my portfolio was very lovely, with a semester of graduate school in the books and it felt like a new look might behoove this new chapter in my life. You know, like getting a haircut after a bad break-up or something, except instead of haircut it’s “new CSS” and we can go ahead and replace “bad break-up” with “wonderful yet challenging whirlwind of transformation after transformation.” (Not to get all uncharacteristically jubilant and starry-eyed about the entire production, but I rather like graduate school. Let that go on the record.)

Sadly, all blog posts from Ye Olde Studio Blog are not here, but I don’t think it’s necessarily for the worst. It’s only been within the past few months that I actually know what I want to talk about here, so it’s a bit of a celebration of clarity that I have this new, cleaner, tidier version of my content for the internet to enjoy. That’s really what this facelift is about: a tighter, denser, more controlled packaging of my practice as I start to pare down my foci. As anyone who has ever walked into my studio or has been in a critique of my work can attest, this is something I need to work on in the new year. Having a new canvas for the opportunity makes it all the easier.

So cheers – here’s to 2015. I’m excited to share it with you in all sorts of ways.