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Industry Arts
Occupation Visual Artist
Location Durham / Siler City, North Carolina, United States
Introduction I make art for myself much like I cook an omelette, throwing in whatever ingredients I think might be tasty to my eyes (and soul) at the moment. Often, the work comes in the subsequent revisions, paring the thing down towards perfection. When I am doing a work for hire, I truly enjoy the challenge of creating personalized custom art, and often get off on it as much as I do my own work. I believe there is plenty of room for creativity, originality and expression in a commissioned work of art, and sometimes a commission can be a catalyst. In both, I strive for a sublime synthesis of concept and execution. Above all, I try to use the materials to 'do right' by my subject, whatever/whoever it may be.
Interests Graphic Design, logo design, illustration, portraiture, caricatures, face/arm painting, tattoo design, sign painting, mural painting, teaching drawing, cave painting, sculpture, landscaping, playing music, listening to music, moving to music.
Favorite Movies The Emerald Forest, The Serpent And The Rainbow, The Gangs of New York, The Final Combat.
Favorite Music The Police, Fugazi, Steely Dan, Zap Mama, DeeLite, Rollins Band, Buddy Guy, Tom Waits, Strange Little Folk, Circle Jerks, Tower of Power, Weather Report, Dead Milkmen, Zep, Cream, Sabath, Stevie Wonder, Culture. Minor Threat.
Favorite Books A Clockwork Orange (better than the movie), Franz Kafka's short stories, the Monkey Wrench Gang, The Plague, Waiting for the Barbarians, Stephen King.