March has been a great month for culture, painting and being creative. I am back on track with what I want to accomplish now and going forward. Earlier this month I saw the Jasper Johns exhibition at The Broad Museum in Los Angeles. It was really an inspiring and interesting exhibition. I especially liked his pieces of artwork that were untitled leaving a lot to the imagination which I loved. Then I saw the Joffrey Ballet's performance of Romeo and Juliet, a beautiful reminder of how a story can be conveyed without words. Such an awe inspiring performance and interpretation of Shakespeare's play.

This month I completed an abstract painting of David Bowie, based on a photograph of him in full Ziggy Stardust make-up that I saw at a gallery in November 2016. I was supposed to complete the painting for a friend of mine in December 2017, but needed more time to think through how I was going to interpret the photograph. I didn't want the painting to be literal, that I knew for sure. I started off by painting parts of it, then I would go work on a completely different painting and go back to the Abstract Bowie. When I was close to finishing it, I knew the painting needed something more which happened by pure accident as a lot of my best ideas do - making it appear as though David Bowie was being teleported through the mirror into space and time. I thiink that was most fitting.  

March 2018: Back on Track and Abstract Bowie

3/27/2018

March has been a great month for culture, painting and being creative. I am back on track with what I want to accomplish now and going forward. Earlier this month I saw the Jasper Johns exhibition at The Broad Museum in Los Angeles. It was really an inspiring and interesting exhibition. I especially liked his pieces of artwork that were untitled leaving a lot to the imagination which I loved. Then I saw the Joffrey Ballet's performance of Romeo and Juliet, a beautiful reminder of how a story can be conveyed without words. Such an awe inspiring performance and interpretation of Shakespeare's play.

This month I completed an abstract painting of David Bowie, based on a photograph of him in full Ziggy Stardust make-up that I saw at a gallery in November 2016. I was supposed to complete the painting for a friend of mine in December 2017, but needed more time to think through how I was going to interpret the photograph. I didn't want the painting to be literal, that I knew for sure. I started off by painting parts of it, then I would go work on a completely different painting and go back to the Abstract Bowie. When I was close to finishing it, I knew the painting needed something more which happened by pure accident as a lot of my best ideas do - making it appear as though David Bowie was being teleported through the mirror into space and time. I thiink that was most fitting.