Wednesday, October 31, 2012

X - Persistence

Tom Sachs

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful individuals with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." - Ray Kroc


Saturday, October 20, 2012

A View from the Easel @ Hyperallergic

Though my work encourages me to get out and explore, I make a good portion of my art from right here in my living room. Where the room gets fairly good light in the day, I make most of my work late into the night. Doing my thing at home is convenient as it allows me to make work more often, either in short stints or over longer expanses of time. My apartment doubles as a studio/hangout by utilizing a number of storage containers that I've scavenged, as well as a light table built out of various reclaimed materials. Keeping my eyes peeled for junk and taking the time to repurpose it has made for a studio space that informs the work coming out of it as well as going into it.

Friday, October 12, 2012

I think I want to go to Sweden

Second Nature - a documentary film about skateboarder/architect Janne Saario
Directed by - Yves Marchon

Pontus Alv - noseblunt - Steppe Side (RIP)
Photo Cred - Nils Scensson