Sometimes ‘common sense’ or just ‘pure intuition’ is better than any technical approach to most things. From my end, I merely find art and my art studio as an extension of myself, my body (skeletal & muscular) and my thinking, of how I really am, consciously, more so, unconsciously.
In 2010 my wife, Allie, and I had been married for a little under a year and were looking for something a bit more. We’d been living in Tallahassee for about the five or six years and despite having a few good friends, we didn’t have much of a community. Being a college town, naturally once people graduate they tend to leave. Early in the year we started talking with Allie’s sister, Lindsay, and her soon to be husband, Denny, about possibly moving back to our hometown somewhere in Brevard to try to do something.
You seem to be working with very old subject matter, the figure, fabric and fruit and mixing it all together in a contemporary or new fashion. Why do we see those blended together in your work? When did this begin?
I have always been interested in making representational art. I think my subject matter has shifted quite a bit over the years. I have even went through a post apocalyptic landscape period in grad school. I think the subject has more to do with the way that I am trying to depict a certain kind of space. I think the figure, drapery and fruit best suit my needs at the moment. I am interested in personal identity. I guess in some way the figure is important.
What do we leave behind? Betterment? Truth? Example? Our humanity with all its highs and lows so that others may see and know and choose? The danger lies in disappearing without a trace. Even worse, in leaving behind something other than what we were. A mirage. An illusion. A slight of hand.
I’m a software engineer now, which means I’m a programmer, and I write code in C++ mostly. My specialty is audio for games. Most recently launched Planetside 2 at SOE, and previously at Rockstar Games, I worked on Red Dead Redemption and Midnight Club. In 1997 I started with an interest in audio engineering, so I attended Full Sail, graduated with an AS in Recording Arts, worked in Jacksonville at a crappy recording studio for a year, then freelance recording local bands, at the same time went back to Full Sail to teach for 4 years.
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