Friday, August 7, 2015

Find a way to do your art. #Livingtheartistlife!

I can't say this enough, but as artists we must always find ways to keep our artistic practice going!  (#Livingtheartistlife!) I have a lists of excuses why I can't work in my current environment; It's too small, the lighting is bad, no real space to do work blah, blah blah!
Last week, with a little cajoling I was able to talk a local print shop in to letting me use their shop after hours for a small fee to print some large text silkscreen pieces. Well, I busted my ass to get my screens out of storage cleaned, coated, burn and film shot only to have the print shop be closed all week and NO one returning my calls... Ugh!
You know, I have been thinking about this new work for about five months now, so it was past time for me to get going. I had to get something done this week, because its perfect in my mind, but as you know, "Perfect work" doesn't always transfer to paper or canvas.

Frustrated, I said what the hell I'm gonna make this small place work even if I have to work in the bathroom tub! Seven hours later, I have four new silkscreened images with more to come. Not all of them are perfect, but two are. Take that life!


Check out this cool video--
—Arturo Herrera on collage from ART21's "Play" episode (http://a21.tv/ArturoHerreraPlay)

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