Tuesday, October 30, 2012
My hands hurt. I have cuts that are healing and drying and cracking back open. Bending my fingers feels like grinding my teeth. I never want to live in Miami again. Time and distance has strengthened my assurance. I have all of these words knocking together inside of me and there is water in the streets of New York City. It crashes against the buildings. How many great storms will it take? Restless. Running makes me feel strong. Pounding, pushing myself back down into my body. Why am I always leaving when it feels so good to be right here in this very moment? Blue and black ink. Lines. Lots of space to fill. Hours and hours and hours. Work. More hand aches. Body aches. The cold gets in between my bones. Hardens my muscles. Piano keys in my ears. Bheetoven... Beethoven... how the hell do you spell his name? Moonlight Sonata grabs these pieces inside of me and pulls on them. That matters more than spelling. More than words and names and order. I am shuffled into place sometimes.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Earlier this year I completed a commission project for The James Hotel which is opening up on South Beach in Miami. These two above were my favorites of the bunch.
Monday, October 8, 2012
When I walk there is a tunnel above me.
It spirals up off of my shoulders.
I cannot pass through it.
I stop and look up,
the day drying out my open mouth.
I wonder at its purpose
beckoning me up, up!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
These images are detail shots of my work that's still currently up at the Miami International Airport.
It has been a great week so far. I received the booklets for my group show at the Miami International Airport in the mail (thank you Carrie for sending them to me!). I'm finishing up my paintings for my show at The Collector in Berkeley. And today I dropped off five of my drawings at Gallery 360.
I'm pushing forward toward a new body of work, one that combines my drawing and painting. I've attempted this in the past and it has been difficult, but this week something finally clicked and I'm excited to move forward.