@christinearia is out of town so it's me, the whisky and my pencils tonight 😈 🥃 ✏️
So much terror and so much joy happen simultaneously when you frame your own work. That "oh lol I might have just loled everything up" moment combined with the "holy balls I actually made that drawing" is pretty much all the feels I can handle right now.
Also, framing a show while Mercury is in retrograde is a terrible idea. Don't try it. 🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕
Gotta keep those pencils sharp 🤓
So last night dumb me forgot to fasten the flap on my bag and my laptop came sailing out like an over-excited five year old high on pixie sticks and promptly face planted on the concrete. Remarkably, it still (*crosses fingers*) works, but the bajillion pixel fancy-ass retina thingy screen is toast. 😞
Any advice on how to fix a shattered screen would be super helpful. Or a new computer.
(I know it's the eclipse and a "once in a lifetime opportunity" or whatever, but I really don't think I'm going to be able to be bothered.)
I don't think I need to explain this after Mr. Trump's abhorrent attempts at the qualification and justification of literal Nazis yesterday.
If you don't like it, feel free to unfollow me. lol racists.
Land Run / This Land Was Not Your Land (detail)
30x55in, Charcoal & Graphite on Paper ———————————————————————————
"As the expectant home-seekers waited with restless patience, the clear, sweet notes of a cavalry bugle rose and hung a moment upon the startled air. It was noon. The last barrier of savagery in the United States was broken down. Moved by the same impulse, each driver lashed his horses furiously; each rider dug his spurs into his willing steed, and each man on foot caught his breath hard and darted forward. A cloud of dust rose where the home-seekers had stood in line, and when it had drifted away before the gentle breeze, the horses and wagons and men were tearing across the open country like fiends." Harper's Weekly 33 (May 18, 1889)
This piece and 24 others examining the deeply nostalgic, whitewashed relationship Americans have with our with our past will be on view at @tinneycontemporary in Nashville this Oct. Welcome to the Orange West is an ongoing body of new works exploring the way Westward Movement and the idea of the Pioneer shaped America's understanding of itself.
Back in the studio after an amazing 4000 miles of epic road tripping with @christinearia.
I officially have a month and a half to turn this mess into a show. Bring it on.