howls at the moon…
with wishes and desires.
"Jake La Botz is a creator of dark poetry and haunting song, the kind of music that gets in your bones and rides you for days, a sound and vision only those who've been to the bottom and clawed their way back up can generate. His midnight gifts evoke Hank Williams and Skip James as much as Tom Waits and Dylan. Not everybody will get this music - because not everybody is ready for the truth."
- Jerry Stahl (author of Permanent Midnight)
All nighters with Tina Vaden to create one of kind prints, frames and a beautiful celebration of creativity and divinity. Creating from nothing, this experience allowed me to take apart my work, put it back together, as well as take leaps of faith into a mixed media World. It isn't so scary...
So much more experimenting to do.
This is the Artist Formally Known as Amy R. We met through a beautiful process, and I can't imagine having gone through this without her. From the first steps into this new way of life I have been practicing, until the end of our beings, I see this woman being by my side. It's a beautiful thing, this thing, and I couldn't imagine having done this work without her.
Seeing the light has been topic of conversation as of late.
To realize what this could mean, I had to be literal to find the metaphoric.
Things are comin' too fast it seems, and to take a breath, and realize there is light,
that's just all I need sometimes.
I got my feet on the ground
& I don't go to sleep to dream
You got your head in the clouds
And you're not at all what you seem
This mind, this body
And this voice cannot be stifled by your deviantways
So don't forget what I told you
Don't come around, I got my own hell to raise
- Fiona Apple
Greg Gorman and I got to work together through my education at School of Visual Arts, and I couldn't be happier that I got to meet such a fun and inspiring guy. He really has a way to make you feel at home. It wasn't a "big artist little artist" type of week - perfect week to look back on as my year at SVA comes to a close