Tuesday, June 12, 2007
New Print in Shop
New Print in the shop as of now, which you can find here.
Trees, trees, trees. Can't help it, can't be stopped. I do worry that it is such a trend at the moment and feel like I am part of the tree band-wagon. Though I picked up a copy of Juxtapoz magazine (May 2007 issue to be exact) recently where they had an interview with Mark Ryden. (Who can resist getting a glimpse into his mind- it had to be bought.) His talks about this tree trend, as his latest exhibition is a tree show.
There's a quote in there that has really stuck in my mind. He freaked out a bit because of the tree trend, as all artists want to be original. He goes onto say he thinks there is a vibe out there, that no one is intentionally copying one another, but rather that the idea is shared by more than one artist. He follows with the thought that it would be incredibly egotistical of him to think that he actually started the trend, or that he owns it, and that people were copying him.
I think that that is so true. There is some sort of vibe out there. Many times I have used a certain technique or design only to find that similar idea or usage in a picture I've never seen before. It kinda freaks me out sometimes.
So, I think I will just relax and draw trees if I want to. Settle in to the natural evolution of the art process and accept that I'm an artist in my own right.