Heaven on earth, 8ft x 7ft - Mixed media on linen.
"My goal is to trigger an emotion from the viewer whether positive or negative, as long as the viewer has a reaction to the work, then he has achieved his goal."
--Mike Salcido, self taught artist, Dallas, TX
Waiting for the time when... earth shall be as one, 42" x 42" - Oil on Belgian Linen
The call of thunder threatens, 60" x 40" - Oil on Canvas
If AWESOME is an emotion…
What kind of work space inspires you to make your best work? My preference is a moderately tidy studio for painting. I've noticed that this is most important when I am starting a new body of work because at this stage I’ll easily get distracted by a workspace that is visibly dishevelled. When I'm developing a new idea I want to feel as though it's a fresh start in a new direction. That said, at the end of working on a series of…
Have you ever heard the saying "respond, don't react"? This image reminds me of that sentiment.
This type of truly ambiguous statement above is one of the reasons why commissions make me wary and it serves as a great reminder for artists to get an agreement/or a non refundable deposit before beginning a commission.
Not that long ago, I discovered the underlying truth behind the idiom “necessity is the mother of invention”. Out of necessity I ended up creating a unique project called Great Black Order as a way to “regain my balance” during a sudden downtime. It's no secret that I'm no whiz at coding, so as this was a web project, I had to involve a facilitator. Here’s how it all came about : )
It was within the past year that I…
Here is an actual 1950's Poster warning the world about these dangerous creative folk.
I thought the normal "diss" for artists was that we are all flakey-flakey like filo pastry?
Koestler coins the term bisociation to illustrate the combinatorial nature of creativity — the reason it operates like a slot machine, relies on the mind’s pattern-recognition machinery, and requires the synthesis of raw material into “new” ideas.
In this respect the artist gets a better deal than the scientist. The changes of style in the representative arts, the discoveries which altered our frames of perception, stand out…