Substance as Style
February 20, 2011
Laying in bed the other day I came to the reckoning of whether I want to try to be the kind of artist whose career takes off at any cost or do I want to make work I’m interested in and invested in and that means something to me even if it never appeals to anyone else. And I chose the latter. So instead of trying to hustle gallery shows now and brand myself I’m going to focus instead on doing what I love and letting the chips fall. I have a novel to finish first (780 pages and counting) but I’ll have a bunch of new conceptual-leaning stuff to post here in the coming weeks including some more me-as-Houdini shots and related work.
For now, a repost here of some recent work but it has been reworked in Photoshop to make it “pop” more. It’s still conceptual art: printouts of rainforests erased by the addition of water to the ink, with an environmental corollary if you want to dig for one, but done the way I want to do it, not the way I think I should be doing it.