Several months ago I crossed paths with an artist by the name of Teresa Flowers. I knew nearly nothing about her except that she had just moved to Los Angeles from Salt Lake City and I was going to take some photos of her and her work for a magazine article. I had no idea I would be meeting someone whose artwork and attitude would inspire and motivate me to begin actualizing my own creative desires -- never mind becoming involved in hers too. But that is exactly what happened.Read More
Books. I hoard, I mean collect, old books. While I am positively mad for odd ball, obscure and rare texts, I also derive great satisfaction from more commonplace materials -- like encyclopedias. The pages used in this inkblot experimentation are from a 1976 World Book Encyclopedia collection. With the current technological norms of seeking out information via the Internet I find books like these comforting. It is something about their tactile/interactive nature. There is also a bittersweet element to their content: the interplay between the outdated information they hold as well as the stories that hold despite the passing of time. This leaves me wondering what is really a matter of unfolding "truths" and what is the result of our interpretation of them...a bit like inkblots.
One of my dearest friends, an awesome chick named Alex Khatchadorian (who happens to be one hell of a music and art devotee), asked me to get involved with her latest creative endeavor -- a digital and print publication dedicated to all things art and music in Los Angeles. The proper name for this creative venture is Amadeus Magazine. Find all the juicy goodness online at: www.amadeusmag.com.
I wanted to deconstruct a book. But I didn't want to rip into just any book. It had to be the right book.Read More