I cannot wait for this semester to be over. There are too many projects to do, too much art to make. This semester my artistic productions have fallen drastically. There are a number of reasons for this, but there are no excuses. I have yet to fully exercise my potential and I’m itching to flex my artistic muscles. This list is for oganizing my thoughts:
1. Anavasthaa – emphasis on experimentation and breaking out of the graphic novel format into something new. Musical (and perhaps other forms of) collaboration to play around with new ideas. A book with a soundtrack. Artwork with a soundtrack.
2. Artwork to sell – begin working on work that is playful and educational. Instead of focusing on what you might think people want to buy start making work that you enjoy with content that isn’t too confrontational. Figure drawing/painting, still lifes. Creating this type of work is important in regards to understanding visual space. Most works that I’ve sold in the past year have been from drawing class where I’m just having fun with simple content. Create studies to learn and sell them to earn.
3. Public Art – It interests me to put “fine art” out into public. There could be lots of reasoning made about how public art breaks out of the gallery and is challenge to art establishments, however to me this is more about reaching a broader audience. Its about creating something that sparks something in the viewer, even if its just a smile. I like this way of communication, because it is more intimate imho. The artist is not recognized and thus it is an image that isn’t trying to sell you something and its not necessarily a means to an end.
4. Artacious – this project is the most challanging of them all. Starting a business is not something I’m sure I’m ready for, but I feel the need to push forwards anyway. I do think it will be a great boon for milwaukee. My only fear is being tied down to this city if I start this website. Need to think a lot more about how this is going to work.