Thursday, December 30, 2010

Starting on a new project

My best work seems to come from my gut. Sometimes I worry to much about creating what I think other people expect of me, and to me, the work ends up feeling "phoned in."


I am at the beginning stages of creating a completely new series of work. It will be based on feelings and images that have been pounding me over the head for the past few months. At this stage, I am researching and sketching out my ideas. I know that I want to make paintings and I want them to be large with rich colors. I want this series to be extravagant. Along with the creative side of things I am asking myself a few questions:


What material will I paint on?

What kind of paint will be appropriate?

How much time will it take to create these large works?

Why am I doing this?


I don't know where these completed new works will go. I just want to get the ideas out of my head and into reality and I'll go from there. I plan to update my blog with my progress.


The Selfsploitation project is still in full swing. I will be showing some of the drawings in New York in March. I am also working on a way to make the whole project really come to life. I want to create an experience that you can actually walk into and be surrounded by. Now I just need to find an institution thats willing to roll with me on this!


For more info about me and my work, visit www.dawnokoro.com.