In July of 2010 I was given two large sheets of paper by my studio mate Saralene Tapley. These massive pieces of paper where more intimidating than inspiring. At the time I had been doing mostly doing small abstract cartoon drawings.
I had achieved a small amount of success with these works. Even getting one titled "Thanatos/Death drive" into the Lawndale Centers 2010 big show.
These works are, what all of my work is, a blurry combination of narrative and abstraction.
At this point a had a small epiphany. It may seem obvious now, but at the time it felt like a breakthrough. Why not create paintings that are comics? This simple idea was the most important moment in my art making career. Everything I have done since "Warts" has been based on this idea.
Despite all of this I have only shown "Warts" once. It is a messy, hard o read, disturbing story of obsession. And I for one think it deserves another chance to shine. I will be uploading 8 panels every Monday for the next 14 weeks.
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At this time I was beginning to get bogged down by the suggested narrative that a single image could create. My true passion is, and always will be, comic strips.