let me explain.
I happened upon an art column the other day:
"WHY ARE YOU AN ARTIST!?" it asked (oh, so subtly) "WHAT MAKES YOU AN ARTIST? DESCRIBE WHY YOU ARE AN ARTIST IN A PICTURE!" It practically screamed.
The replies were as predictably sincere as they were terrible; a young girl flying away on a winged wolf, a man pulling his chest open to reveal a cascade of hearts and roses, sketches of misunderstood artists putting bricks into the foundation of a great civilization...
You get the idea.
I'm sure that some of these people mean what they say, but I thought about it and in encapsulating myself as an artist I came up with the above. My process... My passions.
I don't do art in order to forward mankind's aspirations and I don't do it to bear my soul...
It's a compulsion, an addiction, a personal pleasure. An activity as self-gratifying (and occasionally as messy) as masturbation.
A guilty pleasure, I could as soon stop eating as I could stop sketching.
But I have no illusions about what I do. It's not high art, and nobody will unearth my pieces after the fall of Western Civilization and consider them as aesthetically representative of our strange age.
It is just this, only impassioned instances as fleeting and as guilty as the enjoyment of breasts without their owner's consent or acknowledgment. What you see above is a shameful self portrait, a meta-narrative, a glimpse of my happiest moments all rolled into one.
I wouldn't have it any other way.
Many, Many, Many reference pics were incorporated into this piece, if you think your work has been unfairly plagiarized please leave a comment. This work was not created for private profit, please do not share, recreate, or sell without permission (or steal my dog).
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