Over the course of 3 months In 2010, Marina Abramovic staged "The Artist Is Present" at MoMA in NYC- the most widely attended performance art piece in history. She sat in a chair for three months, six days a week, and people lined up to sit in front of her and look into her eyes for as long as they liked. Marco Anelli took photos of each of the participants, and the result was his book Portraits in the Presence of Marina Abramovic.
In 2015, participating in "The 100 Day Project", I decided to paint 100 faces from Marco Anelli's book- a painting a day for three months. I made a book of these paintings in the fall of 2016, which was produced by BookArt in Montréal. At the moment that run is sold out, and I am on the hunt for a publisher.
So far this year I’ve mostly been putzing around trying to get my bearings, and trying not to judge myself for trying to get my bearings. So be it. I’ve painted friends, singers, my deceased mother, people I admire, and a couple of mugshots. Which direction will I go in next? I DON’T KNOW!
American Short Fiction used my mixed media piece "Swimmer" and my painting "Face 11" for their Spring 2015 issue.
Cartography CD and LP package includes front and back covers, inside panel, lyric sheet, and artwork on the disc itself. The artwork is a combination of cut & paste and digital collage.
Portrait painting in ink of David P. Smith for his 2016 album release "New Blues". LP design by David P. Smith. davidpsmithmusic.ca
In 2015 I participated in The 100 Day Project, whereby people choose something they will do or make each day for 100 days, and also document it and post it to social media each day. The project started on April 6th, 2015 and ran until July 14th, 2015. I painted faces from Marina Abramovic's performance at MoMA The Artist is Present from 2010, using photographs Marco Anelli took of each of the participants in his book "Portraits in the Presence of Marina Abramovic".
See them all here.