Aug
31
2010

5 Steps to Turn Negative Artist Thoughts into Positives! by M Theresa Brown

"My work is better than that!" We've all said or thought it. And we probably meant it. But what it really means, when all is said and done, is that we are, at some level, envious of that other artist. So how can we turn this negative thought into a productive, positive action that benefits your art career? It happens to all artists at some point in their art journeys and careers...A stronger word might even be Jealousy. When we see an artist making money or gaining recognition, and whose work, we feel, is beneath our own talent, abilities and performance, career jealousy slips to the forefront. The envy may be cloaked in indignation or su... [More]
Aug
30
2010

Remember to Play by Cheryl Whitestone

Philip Morsberger in his studio, August 18, 2010 Recently I visited The Morris Museum of Southern Art in Augusta Georgia with a group of fellow artists and art enthusiasts. The curator generously arranged a studio visit for us with Philip Morsberger .  Philip’s warehouse studio was large and well lit with flourescants, no windows. There was artwork everywhere, we all wandered around like little children getting into all of his things, and asking a zillion questions like; why is there a turtle on that mans head? What is the significance of this and that. And he patiently explained what the images popping in and out of the colorful ... [More]
Aug
26
2010

Defining Urban Derivatives by TMNK

The streets are talking, and a NOBODY like me  is not only listening but is adding to the conversation with a unique and compelling style of art I call "URBAN DERIVATIVES." Not content with simply "getting up" on walls and having my work seen and appreciated by the masses. And, while many find inspiration from their urban surroundings, I have begun to create art that is literally derived from the world around me. Much like his hip-hop predecessors, I'm sampling the visual poetry of urban street art, creating collaged imagery based not on magazine cut-outs, but cutouts from the streets. These new works that I call Urban Derivatives, docum... [More]

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