The Great Wazu! (& WIP)

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Thanks to the wonderful helping hand of fellow artist & friend Justin Patterson, I now have a few paintings hanging in The Great Wazu, a delicious deli shop in Parsippany, NJ. It’s a cozy place with walls covered in artwork by people all around. You can see my paintings surrounding two of Justin’s large paintings. His impressionist style totally suits the distant view. Underneath Justin (right) & I (the other guy) posed for a dual-selfie with our paintings.

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I was also the only artist to put up an artist statement, which gives me the impression that’s something only college students do. Good thing I took it seriously, read it yourself!

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They may not be the last, but these three paintings are a series representing my fears of losing my fantastic hair, and everything that might come of my life as a result. My first painting, “Cult of Sanctuary,” depicts a bald representation of myself seeking to soothe the cold void on my cranium with soulful readings under a warm candlelight. “The Omen” forebodes complete annihilation of all things wonderful on my scalp and living as a blue humanoid in a cold forest. Finally, “Corporate Casual” shows my deep fear of having no direction from my lack of hair, and resorting to people pleasing and big business to consider my life fulfilled. Though today I may splendor in the blessing that is, the potential to lose it reminds me to savor every moment (to which I remember).

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(Here’s a recap of those paintings)

Cult of Sanctuary

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16″x12″ Acrylic

Corporate Casual

Underneath my statement I planted a little stand with business cards! (you can tell which painting is my favorite)

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I feel like such an aspiring entrepreneurial artist-man.

Everyone else put their cellphone numbers, which I was hesitant about. Telephone communication is rather off-putting to me, it’s rather dividing from where you presently are to talk to someone way over somewhere else. I also have instinctual apprehension because the internet is like the world-wide billboard (though a sandwich shop isn’t quite the same). At least when you’re reading, you’re reading something right there. BUT I’ll totally talk to you if it’s necessary. Shoot me an email, we’ll talk. We all make sacrifices in life, that is one of mine!

BY THE WAY…

I took a break from that animation to make some more progress on this fine, lovely…

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…..painting…