This week, dive into the creative mind of Ben Gilbert of Crayons and Cardboard.
It seems I'm entering the big leagues. The latest work is about 4 by 4 feet and a landscape to boot. It's not really photo realistic, but I never liked trying for that anyway. It will be easy to transport, and the crayon doesn't smear so only minimal fixative, if any, will be needed. At the same time on the field I work on smaller abstracts inspired by random visions and screensavers. The memory of the electronic device is almost full. Needs to be dumped.
Primarily working with crayon. Minimal colors, at most 5... Within the AP building, as within any location, there are images in the random dings and divots created by things being moved...dried blobs of paint created by an overexuberant swipe of the brush... The curve of a display table... The Rorschach of a coffee spill... The goals are the same, mobility and independence... At least I'm being a little more polite when it comes to compliments... I suppose I don't need to ignore them as an attempt to avoid falling prey to the arrogance of the stuck up...
Anyway, the latest is called AP Jaundiced Door Divots 4/7/16. The yellow green called to me... Cool color choice and the pattern of the dings caught my attention.
The big one I'm working on is basically Pioneer Square. After that it's back to practicing portraits, experimenting with more abstracts and more animals... More big ones in the future. More frames and hashtags and hang ready….
Edgefield this summer should be ok. If I save enough from my short hiatus from the Milepost, I hope to travel again in the future. I barely scratched the surface of Iceland last time. I'm breaking lots of crayons and eating up many white ones.
Life goes on. The files are a sprawling mess. 5? Years on fb? 132% synched still. Must go back and delete more someday. I'm not sure about other shows. They seem pointless and detract from the plan. I do know I'm staying in the co-op; I hope to get my cousin back here and prep the basement for a ghost short perhaps. The evolution of this place is positive and considering the reviews I got these past few days there is no place to go but up.
Peace out y'all!