April 4, 2012

While I do not find my thoughts random, the way they come out can certainly seem so (to myself and others). At times I feel as if I need to look at what I am interested in (be it books, movies, painting, etc.) from a view of 30,000 feet, so as to connect the dots that are involved in inspiration, which follows into creation.

What I’m going to do now is throw out a bunch of names, books, links, etc. in a list format so that I can purge those very things I’ve found of interest over the last several days, weeks, perhaps even months. Once they’re out, I can organize and categorized my thought and references in such a matter that I can pull apart and put back together concepts and themes, allowing me to create the narratives I have going through my mind; making the transference from mind to canvas complete.

– Dana Schutz

a video at Boston University



“Face Eater”

Face Eater



– Philip Guston

his Collected Writings, Lectures and Conversations

– Edouard Manet

Manet, the Man Who Invented Modern Art

“The Dead Toreador”

“The Blonde with Bare Breasts”

“Luncheon in the Studio”

– Joe Forkan

his series called the Lebowski Cycle

“Baptism of Christ (after Carracci)

“Homo Ecco (after Guercino)

Steve Forster
a friend and painter who recently graduated from the New York Academy (MFA)

Justin Mortimer

Jeremy Geddes

– The Book of Revelation and other apocalypses found in The Holy Bible, including, but not limited to passages found in Matthew 24, Mark 13, Daniel, Ezekiel, Zechariah

– White Noise by Don Delillo

– All Families are Psychotic by Douglas Coupland

– Life After God by Douglas Coupland

–  The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain

– Moby Dick by Herman Melville

– Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

– Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

– Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

– concepts of life, death, resurrection, restoration, rebirth, life after death, rapture, regeneration