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Do We Even Need Art?

One of the biggest problems of being an artist is that I worry that I’m just being selfish because I pursue it with such passion. So there is a lot of self-reflection in the days quiet. I explore colour and composition and the weird ideas floating around in my head and then ask? What is the point? I was able to get one of the most exciting answers this week…
Michael
May 25, 2022
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I’m Using Automatism To Guide Me

I fell in love with Surrealism the first time I saw a Dali Painting on a T-shirt while walking down the street in Kensington in 1994. I was 16. As soon as I saw the shirt, I knew I had to purchase it. I based all of my art studies on comic books and fantasy art until that time, so it makes sense that I would be attracted to what…
Michael
May 11, 2022
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Anybody Can and Should Collect Art

Herb and Dorothy Vogel were married in 1962, one year after they met. They were both art collectors and collected over 4000 pieces of art during their lifetime. They liked to collect art from young artists doing things that they had never seen before. I found it interesting how they viewed other collectors as competitors to what they wanted. I have a few collectors of my pieces that act the…
Michael
May 4, 2022
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Intimate Bonds, Real or Fantasy?

The dysfunctional family is a hard truth for many of us. So we make new families with friends we can rely on. If we are lucky. With so many people feeling isolated, it’s hard for us to imagine relationships that go beyond courtesy. People are getting cagier, and less willing to share their experiences because trust is low for so many of us. Isolation is becoming an epidemic. The Sister's…
Michael
April 27, 2022
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My Rock Star Fantasies

Nirvana, RATM, Tool, and many lesser-known rock bands entered my ears in the '90s when I found alternative music. I imagined myself rocking out just like they did, in front of a stadium of screaming dancing fans. But that’s where the fantasy ended, in my imagination. That's OK. I was busy drawing pictures and it’s a common fantasy of youth. Some pursue the music, but my attention was obviously on…
Michael
April 25, 2022
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Embrace Each other.

An Embrace from another who cares for you is the best interruption to the day. We create harmony by allowing ourselves into each other's intimate personal space. A hug always tells somebody that another person wants them and loves them. I explore closeness in my art.  In moments of joy, sadness and support. In this piece, I think of melancholy in both characters. The world is heavy around them, and…
Michael
April 14, 2022
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Talk Like an Artist

Mind if I drop some art babble on you? When people talk to me about art, I've noticed that they sometimes get all choked up because they just don't know what to say. "I like it," or "I don't like it." After that, many of us don't know what else there is. Nowadays, we don't have art as part of our everyday chat, like movies. (Most people can break down…
Michael
April 12, 2022