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Works in Progress

June - August 2018/

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For much of 2018, I've been burying black & white photos of mid-century business men beneath pinkish scraps of paper

Though I'm still not sure what the work is driving at (my daily mantra is often "What the fuck am I doing here?"), I'm just rolling with it. 

In a recent episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Dave Chappelle says something to Jerry Seinfeld about how the idea takes you where it wants to go.** And that's what I'm doing: letting the idea, the impulse that if I just keep doing iterations on this motif, I'll get to where I need to go.

And, ultimately, I don't think it matters what I think I'm doing. Or what I think I'm trying to say. It's not for me to decide anyway.

All that matters is that I make the work. 

There's an Andy Warhol quote that I'm reminded of: “Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”

I also like to the think, along with deciding if the work is "good or bad, whether they love it or hate it," that everyone else should decide what it means, too. 

Onward.

** h/t Austin Kleon who breaks down the episode and the quote on his blog.

Works in Progress

April - May 2018/

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Recently, I've found myself pairing black and white portraits of businessmen with cut scraps of pinkish papers.

I'm not sure what I'm searching for with these collages—there's something about the juxtaposition of the traditional images of masculinity with the soft, gentle pink tones (a color often utilized as a shorthand for femininity and/or seduction)—but, honestly, right now, I have no idea what I'm trying to say.

All I know is that it feels right, so I'm gonna keep plodding along in this direction until the 'why' materializes.

Until then, a  short collection of some of these pieces are below. 

Enjoy.