So, after being inspired by the work of friends i sat down and got busy.

you probably don’t recognize these.  that’s fine, that’s for the best.  these were two if the wood pieces i posted last month.

they’ve more or less just been started over.  but, yeah. these are the state they are in currently and i dare say i like them!

This guy’s on paper and brand new.  that’s my good pal Adam lighting a cigarette.  he doesn’t like eggs or the beasts that push em out.

This guy’s not new.  I don’t know if i mentioned before, but this is a drawing from that book of production stills of that hungarian actor.  i find that if i don’t touch a painting long enough i can separate myself from it.  i can look at it objectively.  kinda like letting food/beverage ferment and when you open up that vat of cabbage and skim off the mold you find delicious sauerkraut underneath.

Again, hungarian actor, sauerkraut, blah blah blah.

this is a detail of the previous drawing.  that’s a frying pan that does very little frying.

i had erica buzz my head last week.  it was a good call.  they’re calling this july record breaking cos the heat. new england knows how to lay it on thick and to which i respond with a wipe of my sweat rag.

no hair has let my brain breathe.  and breathe it has.

Erica Anne Wells!

July 20, 2010

Erica holds my hand when we walk down the street.  My hand holder.

Erica tells me to go draw when i say i don’t want to cos the day has worn my down or life has worn me down.

Erica is a fellow collaborator and artist.  we share all kinds of stuff!

She also has a blog that i am now telling you to go to!

http://findingmachine.blogspot.com

She also sells digital prints of her drawings!

http://findingmachine.etsy.com

She’s a finding machine alright.

She’s found me and she helped me find her!

today i saw this and was humbled.

dan wholey is an amazing songwriter and we run into each other from time to time.

it’s pretty awesome to see this video, a product of a collaboration of about a dozen people; the songwriter, the players, the recording engineers, the videographers, the editors, the guys that made their sandwiches (or whatever they ate), etc.

more than becoming an artist with a name people recognize, i want to be part of a collaboration.  i want to be in a community of folks who work together to get things done.  i don’t want to work hard and step over people to stay alive.  i think that kind of living is shameful.

seeing dan here, together with a team of people to play and record and document is really inspiring.  the look on the faces of everyone as they’re hearing different cuts of the material and seeing satisfaction ooze from behind their eyeballs fills me with envy.  get me some of that ooze.

then i got off my ass and worked on some painting.

more to follow.

(sean donnelly is the credited videographer and the other players are jen dowty, dan shekhtman and mike tucker.  the recording was made in may of 2010 at msr studios in nyc.)