Expanding my routines freed up my thinking about health and physique, freed up my body and, believe it or not, freed up my art, too.
When you start to engage with the cishet power brokers and gatekeepers, pundits and pontificators, you’ll often get the well-intentioned advice to straighten it up or go nowhere.
How did we come to a place where physique is the realm of toxic masculinity?
I would never be offended to hear “I bought your book for the cover.”
Watching that intensity creates a resonance of the physical efforts required to create such a physique.
Just like process over product, think creator over creation.
Life outside the studio may be on hold, but the art-making continues. I’m grateful for the manifold privileges of health, safety, and security that allow this. The last year held challenges for all of us, but it would be the height of ignorance and arrogance for me to complain without at least some acknowledgement ofContinue reading “Returnings of the year”
We like to think that walls are solid, permanent, that they endure beyond us. Some do, and some don’t. We feel much the same about our art. Same here: some does and some doesn’t. When a work of art is deeply integrated into its space, when it is the space—a mural for example—then its fateContinue reading “When the art is the wall”