art as disease

this morning

energasm

It’s not about the drawings, the paintings, the prints, the photos. It’s about where it all comes from. It’s about the energy, the emotion and the disease inside.

before i realized what a stupid idea my great idea to cover the wall and floor with my drawings and sketchbooks was

before i realized what a stupid idea my ‘great’ idea to cover the wall and floor with my drawings and sketchbooks was

done

done

behind the scene

behind the scene

eventually i was happy again with my 'great' idea. but time was getting closer to kiddy pick-up time and i needed to get cooking. maybe not such a great idea after all. again

eventually i was happy again with my ‘great’ idea. but it was getting closer to kiddy pick-up time and i needed to get started on dinner (chicken pot pie). maybe not such a great idea after all. again

ugh

ugh

books open

books open

books closed

books closed

a little side-tracked by some beautiful laser cuts by my friend Thomas Modeen

a little side-tracked by some beautiful laser cuts by my friend Thomas Modeen

everything is now back in order. sort of

everything is now back in order. sort of

all that and a chicken pot pie to boot. it's all part of the disease

and i got that chicken pot pie done on time. it’s all part of the disease

22 Comments on “art as disease

    • I can’t help wondering, though: which came first, art or the need to create it? When did we start living beyond subsistence and require aesthetics in our lives? Subsequently, when was the need [disease] to create ‘things’ that hold no evolutionary value born? These are all rhetorical questions which should be regarded as statements. I’m just rambling.

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      • Chicken and egg huh. Following your subsistence theme, maybe the first cave paintings were in fact plans for tiny humans to work out how to kill a massive mammoth.

        I think much art is still concerned with “working stuff out” and getting to grips with the nature of a thing, a thought, a concept, a human condition. Looking at some of the so called art that’s around today the artists would have been better served by having a good Swedish Massage.

        As for rambling, I can imagine you rummaging around your studio sorting and arranging your huge collection of pictures words and insights whilst rambling about artistic hamburgers (subsistence theme again). If it is a disease you have, it’s contagious.

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  1. Reblogged this on Feigned Affections and commented:
    Lately, I have started hanging my art on my walls. My son says I need to hang all of my pictures. I think that I will. I think because of the way I grew up; I was not allowed to hang things on the wall, it just seems wrong to put up so many pictures. However, I love this. Blank walls are so boring and I am definitely not boring.

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  2. Trust me Ghadah, you don’t want to be a high school administrator. Maybe you could be a fashion buyer for some notable celebrity. Imagine what you could do with the Queen of England.

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