A long time ago I studied studio art an east coast liberal arts college.
It was the age before the Internet.
I lugged around a big tackle box full of oil paints and brushes. I went to the print room to hand crank woodblock prints. I developed pictures in a dark room. I took a class called “mixed media,” and what that meant was that you went to home depot to buy building materials to incorporate in your art projects.
We didn’t have email, blogs, twitter, or photoshop. My friends from high school used to send actual mail to me to keep in touch.
Sometimes I feel like a 41 year old dinosaur.
I have been dazzled by all the technology that has made things easier and more connected. I love photoshop and illustrator and wordpress. But I think all the dazzling technologies have made me lazy; so eager to get caught up in all of it, but not focused enough to really make anything of note. In an age of copy and paste, and endless digital distractions, this site is an attempt to recover some of my long latent artistic skills.