"Art is a ritualistic binding of the perpetual motion machine that is nature. The first artist was a tribal priest casting a spell, fixing nature's daemonic energy in a moment of perceptual stillness. Fixation is at the heart of art, fixation as stasis, and fixation as obsession." ~ Camille Paglia
Recently had a studio visit with Vytas Sakalas, really dig the intense energy in this man's work and in the man himself ! Super exciting to talk to another artist and learn of their inspiration and life stories behind their work. Rapping with another painter is especially fun for we spent a good hour simply exchanging names of other painters that we love. Vytas spends about 8 hours a day painting. I hope to have the time to get to that place someday. Anyway, who devotes that much time to painting has made it ! This is some of my favorite work from the Tucson region so far.