|Father and Two Children|
Hello! Thank you for dropping by my page and galleries. Thanks to all my DA watchers and creative friends. Won't you please introduce yourself, and tell me what brought you to my page?
As you can see from my DA journal entries (and website blog, if you choose to visit there), I've got some definite opinions about art and the creative processes of artists like us. The bio below is partly from last year, but still works for 2018 just to give you a sense who I am:
Please check out my website and blog as well, and sign up for an outrageous newsletter. emcanimator.com/ I think it's worth your while to take part in and contribute to the discussion.
I'm continuing to explore the prospects of turning serious writing I’ve been working on for years into graphic novels that explore ideas on intolerance and inequality -- whether it be racial, sexual preferences or gender orientation, age, economic or social status -- and the process of discovery of one's place in existence.
My art is humanist, asserts and celebrates that people matter, aiming to champion the humanity of all children, women and men – and the natural universe in which we exist.
My art is subversive, using visual and literary metaphor to subvert dominant patriarchal and intolerant cultural practice, even if flying in the face of "popular" opinion. We create our own reality -- and the monsters that show up in it through abuse, abandonment and neglect.
There’s more to reality than what we experience simply through our immediate physical senses. My art is mystical art, describing through visual metaphor the indescribable, and making visible the invisible.
Art is my spiritual practice. (By "spiritual", I mean whatever journey one may be on to find wholeness and meaning in life. If you don’t like the word “spiritual”, that’s fine, and I can live with that. I hope you get the spirit of my practice.)
Comments are welcome.
Some of the work displayed here are available for sale at:
Prints, though I'm considering whether Patreon or Liberapay would be better options. Thoughts?
If you like what you see here, please give me a "Like" or "Follow" on:
Twitter, though I'm just figuring out why I should be on Twitter;
My 3D modeling, animations and videos--mostly old stuff, but some new, also:
Vimeo, I'll likely work on some time lapses this year;
..AND definitely check in at my website and blog, purchase the art originals and maybe even sign up for the outrageous newsletter:
Just watched the 2015 documentary Indie Kindred tonight.
Coming from a guy who’s typically a loner and recluse (I feel I work best when I work alone), I can’t thank enough or sufficiently praise producer/director Jen Lee and the kindred visual, musical and literary women artists who collaborated to make this thought-provoking work that stresses just the opposite practice.
Yes, it’s a film about the experience of independent women creatives. Yes, there’s surely a powerhouse of female energy being generated and felt here. If you simply dismiss it as a “girly” film, then that speaks to the problem that the mutual respect, collaboration, egalitarianism, vulnerability and love that’s expressed in this documentary is so utterly alien to so many men.
Sadly, it’s totally predictable that many men just won’t “get it”. This is NOT because it’s hard-wired into our biology. It’s NOT male “human nature”, no matter what wrong-headed truisms say to the contrary.
But it is hard-wired into the male patriarchal, go-it-alone, better than / less than, cut-throat-competitive, dominate-and-conquer-at-all-costs culture into which we’re born.
I’ve made it my spiritual mission as an artist to subvert that culture — and these women have inspired me to reach out to more collaborators – men and women — to help me do so.
I strongly urge guys in the creative fields to spend an hour to witness what these women have created, and the benefits to individual creative work they all agree comes from that kind of synergy.