"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.
Enjoy spending some of my downtime researching modern artists (usually like to reference work being made by kids my age, especially females) AND this lady is Rocking it ! She made it big by working a regular gig all day and painting all night till the painting gig eventually took over, Much deserved Hannah !