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|.how was ur tour of japan? is the creativity of being in a band n e thing like the creativity in making paintings?
Amazing. Tiring. Confusing. Uncomfortable. Beautiful. Crowded. Foreign but familiar. Traveling with a band is a unique way to go. Being in that tour bubble and having people show you around and hold your hand is great but it takes some of the memorable challenges away from the experience. You never have time to really do much else than sound check, try and find something decent to eat, play, and try to get a few hours sleep. The creativity with this band takes place when we're doing anything other than playing. The challenge is to see who can make the rest laugh the hardest. Painting and music are pretty different beasts. The immediate satisfaction
of playing live is exhilarating but it all seems so fleeting and over with too quickly. Not too dissimilar from an art opening. Solo vs. group. Quiet vs. loud. Full vs. hungry. Rested vs. exhausted. Crisp vs. ragged. Empty vs. crowded. Home vs. away.
.r the single person people pics portraits or chosen because they are interesting mmmmages? who are all these peeps; need we kno? this little game reminds me of the notion of think global, act local.
More than interesting images I tried to think of how they would work together as a group and how one might compliment another. Black, white, yellow, brown, geometric, organic, male, female.
|South of Grand, 2008; oil paint on canvas; 80 x 70"||Waterworks, 2008; oil paint on canvas; 73 x 64"||Frisbeetown, 2008; oil paint on canvas; 80 x 81"||Lost Planet, 2008; oil paint on canvas; 90 x 80"||Near North Side, 2008; oil paint on canvas; 70.5 x 70.5"||Fairgrounds, 2008; oil paint on canvas; 70 x 80"||Birdland, 2008; oil paint on canvas; 70.5 x 100.5"||Greenwood Park, 2008; oil paint on canvas; 70 x 66"||Untitled, 2008; oil paint on canvas;
38.25 x 30.25"
|Untitled, 2008; oil paint on canvas;
38.25 x 30.25"