Who IS that Masked Man?
Making Art safely is something you’re (hopefully) taught when you go to school. You hear the lectures and anecdotes, but many times you don’t take them seriously because when you’re taught these things you’re typically young and indestructible. This is not the case. Ok? Good. Wear gloves or barrier cream if you paint. Wear a mask if you work with aerosols or high-dust materials, and always work with good ventilation. There’s nothing cool about hacking up magenta lunch biscuits because you’ve been hitting the pastels.
At any rate I really need to get those pieces photographed. Since I was a little rushed getting stuff framed for the last show I’m stuck with the task of having to pull the glass out of a bunch of frames. Thankfully this round I stuck with metal.
Needless to say I’m glad to be back working in oils. Here’s another detail from some of my current work, a mashup of one of my favorite cities, Chicago being created for a client who’s on secondment from the UK. As soon as I’m done writing this I’m headed down for another session. Mixing all of these landmarks together has been challenging.
I like a challenge. Hopefully I’m rising to it. It feels like I am.