Late fall, 2001, in Sacramento, California, USA, I applied to the graduate program at the University of California at Davis. I had a set of slides shot by Izzy Schwartz…
I was accepted to the program.
Half way through the program I combined the slides, all the actual pieces in the slides, and all the support materials that were part of the application packet into 1 artwork entitled, WHAT GOT ME IN…
Currently, they are in BOX #3…here.
1998, studio, Florida Room, Buchanan Road, San Carlos Park, Fort Myers, Florida, USA.
ISJWTBAM(SICDGTAHP) was not yet.
Illustration fully ditched, fine art fully committed to.
Intuitively making things while very consciously determining a definition of fine art.
Shift focus from 2-d to 3-d.
Shift from consumer to non-consumer.
Overwhelming feeling of being buried by my own crap…recognition dealing with my own crap would be critical somehow in my art.
Developing views/philosophy on teaching (taught 2 classes, basic design/drawing/painting, per semester at local community college from 1996-2000).