I could not be any more excited about this book! Partially because I’m in it, well…mainly because I’m in it, although, it has some incredible work in it. You can see my "What Remains" at the 2:15 mark.
ABOUT THE BOOK Wild Art is a visual exploration of everything and anything from outside the exclusive and rarefied spectrum of the ‘Art World’.
It will present a highly illustrated account of the most exciting examples of the vast multitude of ‘other’ art worlds – mostly left unmentioned within the professional art literature – that proliferate outside the boundaries of the Art World. The art that most professionals – art critics, art historians, artists, auctioneers, collectors and dealers tend to ignore.
At its heart, this book raises the question of what constitutes ‘art’ by celebrating the artists and art forms that are usually ignored by the art establishment.
How do you come up with these ideas? Many of Robert Heinlein's ideas for stories came from casual comments his wife made, e.g. their cat would not go outside one really cold snowy day in Colorado, and she said "He's looking for the door into Summer", and he jumped up and wrote that book by the same name in 13 days. It might be better for you to ask, "I need to sleep at night; how do you keep from having all these ideas?"
I’ve always said if I could live a thousand lifetimes, I don’t think I could scratch the surface of all the things I would like to learn and create. My biggest challenge is deciding which of the multitude of ideas to create. Sometimes chance and luck decide which pieces I make, and for now that keeps me fairly busy. Someday I will publish my little black book of ideas, until then I will try to cross off as many ideas as I can.
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1. How long does it take on average for each piece ? I assume it's painstaking work. 2. How did you come up with the idea ?
Some of the larger pieces like “What Remains” take up to a month or longer from conception of design to the final ready to hang completed work. It is very painstaking work, I design, sculpt, mold, cast in color(none of the pieces are painted) and glue each piece individually to create the overall look.
The idea came out of a desire to blur the line between painting, photography and sculpture. I chose the mosaic idea as a vehicle to create tension and a conversation between the sculpted pixels and the image they create.