Friday, January 13, 2012

Need An Artist Statement?

Of course you do! Here's mine:

Artist Statement
My work explores the relationship between acquired synesthesia and copycat violence.
With influences as diverse as Rousseau and John Lennon, new tensions are crafted from both explicit and implicit discourse.
Ever since I was a student I have been fascinated by the endless oscillation of relationships. What starts out as undefined soon becomes corroded into a manifesto of defeat, leaving only a sense of nihilism and the chance of a new synthesis.
As wavering replicas become clarified through studious and personal practice, the viewer is left with a new agenda of the corners of our condition.
For yours, go here.

UFO-Mary: Deviant Moon Tarot: Ace of Wands as Madonna Figure

Ace of Wands, Deviant Moon tarot, Patrick Valenza, artist
I just bought myself the Deviant Moon Tarot deck, and am very glad I did. It's even more beautiful and weirdly wonderful than expected. Here's one card that really stood out for me: the Ace of Wands. I wrote more about this on my blog UFO Mary:UFO-Mary: Deviant Moon Tarot: Ace of Wands as Madonna Figure