As a child growing up in the very early 80s in Massachusetts one of my favorite things to do that I looked forward to all week was hitting the local convenience store after having breakfast on Sundays with my father. I would be allowed to pick up one comic book off the spinner rack or a magazine off-the-shelf. These normally tended to be a Fangoria or Hit Parader Magazine. Until the day I saw my very first Heavy Metal Magazine. It was like a punch to the chest and unlike anything I've ever seen before. It absolutely transfixed me. It was everything that I loved about art that I wasn't even aware of yet. I got completely immersed within the cover art and the stories that lived within the pages. Heavy Metal became like my very own Bible. It was like having a religious experience with every issue and I couldn't wait for the next one to come out.
It was the artwork within this very magazine that gave me the OK that I was on the right track with the images I conjured up using my crayons and color pencils. All these years later one of the greatest honors of my career has been having the opportunity to collaborate with Heavy Metal Magazine and fulfill my childhood dream of having artwork in Heavy Metal. A magazine that had helped nurture my artistic growth.
My mock up Heavy Metal painting. Piece entitled "Pale Rider". @heavymetal and @coprogallery team up for The 40th Anniversary Art Exhibition Opens this Saturday July 15th at www.coprogallery.com
Happy birthday too me. What an amazing day! Great art, great friends and great food. If you find yourself in NYC the Cristóbal de Villalpando exhibition is not to be missed at @metmuseum. It was AMAZING. Thank you so very much to everyone for all your birthday wishes you are awesome. It's very much appreciated. Much love. With @aprellagodfreybarule
Hi everyone. A lot asking about the Transgression podcast. I've been receiving a lot of emails and DM's. The show is not over. I just had to take a step back for a few weeks. I have been traveling a ton this month and my work schedule has been hectic as hell. That being said the outpour from everybody's concern about the possibilities of the show ending has been extremely overwhelming. I never realized how many people truly enjoyed the podcast. It's extremely touching and I thank you for that. I can't thank you enough for everyone lending us your ears over all this time for us to ramble on about art, magick and life. @menton3, @damienechols and myself Will return back to normal schedule programming very soon. THANK YOU so much.
Love and light
Headphones cranked and NIN "Add Violence" Ep is making this situation correct on a Tuesday night
My good buddy @davidhochbaum111 had a huge flood at his studio. Now he needs to do a lot of repair work to the space. David is looking for a bit of help to take off a bit stress on the money burden to replace the walls. You can help support his cause over at www.davidhochbaum.bigcartel.com he has a ton of amazing works at various price ranges. I know I'm picking up something. Please help support. You can also find David's shop like in bio at profile page
Fresh coat of varnish on "Never Trust An Apple" for @lastritesgallery on her journey to her new wonderful Home. Thank you so very much, you know who you are and I am so grateful she's going to have such a loving home.
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who made it out to the impression exhibition. I know a ton of you had traveled from so far away to participate at this event. I can't begin to express my gratitude of how important that was for me. What an amazing 4 day adventure it was from the live painting and Q&A to Damien's Magick class and the opening of "Impression" Then to top it all off e even had one full day to take in the city of Chicago. It was amazing for me to visit the Art Institute. And a huge thank you to the Ars Memoria team. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I am so grateful to you all for the love and support. Now back to work.
Thank you @ars_memoria and all of you who made it out. You are amazing. See you again soon Chicago.
Super fun day off yesterday with @aprellagodfreybarule and family in Chicago. Now back home to NYC
TONIGHT! Link for event is in @ars_memoria profile
I love how art no matter what form it falls within painting, music, acting, writing etc. How it SAVES you. How it embraces you with love. To hold you and dance when you're feeling joy. How it can always pole you out of the depths of darkness we sometimes find ourselves within. How you can lose yourself within it. How it can feel as your soaring within the sky high above the clouds and into the cosmos as you left your body and are traveling through other dimensions. Visiting other worlds while your physical body is still sitting in a chair in front of your easel and reporting back on your findings.
Some believe we cannot fly. Travel throughout time. Find unknown worlds. However this is what art and creating can do. Making art we get our degree as archaeologists and discover things yet unknown. We just need to dig in and begin to excavate and find the artifacts to set ourselves free.