I’ve been suffering through a 3 week long creative drought and the forecast looks bleak. Every drop of mojo is depleted. I need some creativity viagra. I just have zero desire to create anything and whenever I attempt to draw or paint the results are subpar and I crawl deeper into the darkness. Last night I tried to draw a bird and that was a fucking disaster. I’ve been struggling to finish my painting for Gallery XII’s Crazy 8’s Small Works invitational and the deadline to deliver my painting is this Saturday. This damn painting has been a dozen different paintings. I kill it and resurrect it and kill it again. Every road leads to a dead end. I’m frustrated. I’m going to accept defeat and call this painting “finished.”

gallery XII painting

Last night I witnessed the amazing Brad Ruder demonstrate his screen-printing powers at his new studio called Tilt Union located inside Sutton Place (the home of the original Tangent Lab). Same building. Different floor. Strange yet familiar. I’m excited to see all of the magical things Brad creates in his new headquarters.

Tilt Union also happens to be the home of my only offspring with Katie Sykes. Katie and I have done a few digital collaborations in the past but this painting is the only painting that we have ever created together. The painting was created for an exhibit at Tangent Lab called “Hand to Hand: the coast to coast collaborative collage of Rebecca Trawick and David Wallace.”

katie-dust-painting

Gordon'sSecret
“GORDON’S SECRET” | MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

Gumball Machine Head
“GUMBALL MACHINE HEAD” | MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

Level183
“LEVEL 183″ | MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

Minotaur
“MINOTAUR” | MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

Mr.EggHead
“MR. EGGHEAD” | MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

Mr.EggHead-Detail01
DETAIL – “MR. EGGHEAD” | MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

Pandora
“PANDORA” | MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

Stealth
“STEALTH” | MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

The Deep
“THE DEEP” | MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

White_Knight
“WHITE KNIGHT” | MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

wormhole
“WORM HOLE” | MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

trickster
“TRICKSTER” | MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

PRIMORDIAL SOUP
“PRIMORDIAL SOUP” | MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

PYRAMID
“PYRAMID” | MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

PERISCOPE
“PERISCOPE” | MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

TURNER VISION
“TURNER VISION” | MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

TURNER VISION DETAIL
DETAIL – “TURNER VISION” | MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

EXPLODING MUSCLES EXTRA CASH
“EXPLODING MUSCLES / EXTRA CASH” | MIXED MEDIA ON WOOD

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