Friday, January 18, 2013

Away it goes...


Welcome!


Starting a blog is a daunting task for an introvert, especially one that is not particularly keen on discussing themselves (I’m talking about me and am now feeling rather weird doing it, because this first sentence has turned into some weird meta-introduction). Now that the Band-Aid has been ripped off – the first sentence is written, it’s time to state the purpose of this blog. 


The purpose of this blog is to discuss truth and beauty... yep, folks it’s going to be a navel-gazing delight. So, keep scrolling down and see if you can find the answers to life’s questions… no, not really!!  (Made ya lookJ)


I want to use this space to discuss art (in any form) that I have come across, in my search for truth and beauty. For example, I hope to discuss books, songs, philosophies, and performances that I am lucky enough to witness and experience.  I also want to share with anyone willing to read or watch some of my own creations… stories, flash fiction, painting, drawing, sculptures, or a new song I learned on ukulele.


So let’s begin:

I have been doing a lot of research for my current book – my New Year’s resolution was to time travel – so that’s exactly what I’ve been doing. The main character in this new project has taken me to 1979 New York, where hip-hop is king and bombing the city is the goal of every graffiti artist.


What has been written on our walls in Southern California is much different today then what the pioneering street artists were doing in New York… however, I know I have much more research to do… and I can’t wait to learn more about the origins of street art in California.


If you have info, please share in the comments section, or if you’re a street artist, tell me: Who inspires you? Also, please feel free to leave links to your own work.


Also, I have just discovered Style Wars. Which is s documentary film on graffiti made in 1980.  This film has been the best time traveling tool I have found as of yet (usually I’d say books are, but given that this is a very visual art, I’m going with the film this time.)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETRa_tx9c2w&feature=player_detailpage

 
*Also, if you have something you would like to share or would like to do a blog tour to promote your art (again in any form), please email me directly.   

 

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