I'm really happy to finally have a new website up and running. I'm still working out the kinks and adding new work but it's about 80% there.
I had a great website that launched about ten years ago. It was designed by the talented designer Matt Willemsen. We maintained it for a good number of years and it served me well. Yet technology and my creative production kind of outstripped its usefulness and I ended up taking it down a few years ago.
Then I started working with another terrific designer, David Rogers. We kept talking about the website, how to make it, how it would work and all that. David even created a wonderful prototype a couple of years ago. Yet nothing seemed to stick. My artwork kept unfolding and changing, we couldn't keep up with it. So about a month ago David mentioned Square Space to me. I checked it out and began working on my own website through the Square Space platform.
Thus my new website! David advised me a bit on some basics but I did it all myself. However, my conversations and previous web related work with Matt and David taught me a lot about how a website works. It is far more than just the content. I owe them a huge THANK YOU for all their assistance.
So this blog.
I keep asking myself "why should I blog?" Really, why should anyone blog?
So far I haven't come up with a good answer except the obvious one, my ego. It feels good to put my ideas out into the world in any form I can. That's the reason I do my paintings. I also like to write and initiate dialogue or at least try and make a point about something. My hope is that this blog will contain ruminations on my studio practice, my processes and my thinking about what I'm making. I expect it will be a bit freewheeling but I'll also always try and make a point about something. Oh and this blog is about marketing my artwork, just being honest.
Anyway, I'll try and make it interesting, irritating (because that's just me) a bit provocative, maybe funny and for sure whacky.
Here are links to Matt and David's websites…they are awesome artists. Check them out!