Today I woke up cranky about everything. I didn't understand why I make art, if it is any good, why I live in Portland, why there is no art going on here. Of course these feelings are a bit asinine, but at the same time, they come from some place. I determined upon the spot that I needed to spend some serious studio time today. I have long figured out that it is necessary for me to do this when I start to feel alienated or pressured to be overly social.
I have stopped thinking about these two pieces as a whole to be finished all at once and more as a piece made up of four images. Each image stands alone. Here again is a photo of the piece. (Once again the camera isn't nearly as good as the art opening.