When I can, I like to bring art with me to places I inhabit. My friend Mark and I founded an organization at our school last year called The Arts and Aesthetics Society. The basic purpose is to help create a platform for the arts in our small, liberal arts college. We've been growing little by little. We did this semester I'm particularly proud of...Read More
I got out of the city for just over a day this week for Thanksgiving. That's always refreshing. It was good to see space and hear quiet. But I also got to spend several hours helping with the cooking which is very enjoyable to me. I began cooking after visiting a friend for Thanksgiving my freshman year and seeing the kitchen fill with delicious foods. What can I say? I'm always attracted to the act of creating...Read More
...It’s important to check our motivations, because if we pursue art as a fad it will end up being no different or more fulfilling than any other fad we follow. Though there’s a time and a place to paint for the sake of painting, ultimately art has much deeper implications and motivations...Read More
....The idea of a still life is beautiful for its ability to represent a shivering slice of time with nothing more than pigment on a flat surface and to create an emotional or philosophical register through the depiction of inanimate objects on a table top... I am supplying snapshots of small and still things that I hope can gesture in the direction of something bigger and deeper...
...I had started becoming seriously interested in the idea of food. My first time in Europe I traveled to Italy, around the age of fourteen, and I was enamored with the way the Italians treated food. I loved the way they slowed down to eat, taking their time and leaving everything else behind for a while. It was only about what was on and around the table. Food, wine, company, and conversation...Read More
...What single word best describes you? I chose the word "hungry" and I’ve stuck with it ever since. I think hunger is the first and necessary reason I pursue art and beauty... I would hate to miss the best things my life could have offered because I was content with where I was and therefore thought exploring something new would be useless...Read More