Back in my art school daze I loved attending visiting artists lectures because they would always motivate me to work harder, whether the art was something I thought was great or something I thought was… well, bad.
The Fluff Constructivists, a loosely unified artmaking league begun by core members Mikel Bisbee-Durlam and Ethan Kruszka (both former classmates of mine at the University of Northern Iowa who migrated to Florida and graduated from the USF MFA program), fall under the category of artists who motivate me to work and think harder. Now, I consider myself a learned man of letters, yet I do not claim to know what the Fluff’s art projects are really about, even after reading their explainatory nomenclature. But their huge output and creative courageousness alone are enough to make me re-evaluate my entire existence as an artist. And that is nothing to sneeze at.
Animals made of latex and (what else?) fluff, lumber, gore, social interaction, video and sound elements permeate the Fluff’s installations, which have been exhibited far and wide. Recently, both Fluffs have been overseas, no doubt working on their next project-oriented low-fi art spectacle. Check out he link above and see what I mean. Not too shabby for a couple Iowa boys.