This is Dan. We are similar in ways and different in others. Perhaps that’s why he acquired I Can’t Be Fired, Slaves Are Sold , (2010) . Dan’s a smart, aware pioneer and a long time friend. It’s fitting that the first piece that he acquire from me is a piece that I felt I would never sell as it is from my Platinum Collection (White Blood Diamonds) and speaks to the point in the arc that I am in with this painting thing. #gladIunloadedthispiecetosomeonethatgetsitsinceittookme10yearstofinish
Commute (Poke Me Full of Holes), 2012 62cm x 91cm acrylic on cork board
An office motif on an office supply for the office. Commute (Poke Me Full of Holes) is part of an ongoing series of office themed pieces painted on cork bulletin boards including I Can’t Be Fired, Slaves Are Sold , (2010) and This Isn’t a Desk. It’s a Landfill, (TBA).
Untitled Page from a Sketchbook (Coffee) 2008 29cm x 21 cm graphite on paper
When I start a new sketchbook (as I am currently) I first review a few of it’s predecessors, to time travel, see if progress has been made/critique, and to scavenge any bits of idea-flesh that may remain overlooked on the carcass. In 2008 I was balls deep in office culture, bored and drank a lot of coffee to cope with the aforementioned circumstances.
I Can’t Be Fired, Slaves Are Sold , (2010) was painted on a cork bulletin board that was being thrown out from an office I worked at years earlier during college. During that period I had access to a lot of office supplies and office humor. Timeless quotes such as ” Can I trade this job for what’s behind door #2? ” and “Better days are coming. They’re called Saturday and Sunday.” I have a couple more bulletin boards, perhaps the next one will be ” A cubicle is just a padded cell without a door.”