Conceptual Art Is Misunderstod.

Those that support conceptual art (performance art, video art, social sculpture, happenings etc.) art are mocked by those that do not understand it…and the myth of disbelief, shock, and awe is perpetuated by popular media. Mimicry is common BECAUSE there is a long history of conceptual art, even when it’s lost. The concepts surrounding this […]

Free And Open Culture Mind Map

My passion: to empower some free-culture advocating, network-neutrality loving, FLOSS using, empathy having, critical thinking art students. Today we did a bit of brainstorming about what influences/passions can guide us as a group toward a collaborative project. Keeping in mind the concepts of free and open culture, between now and the next session each individual […]

Making History: Free And Open Culture

“…essential lessons can be learned about the systems—about the world—from taking things apart, seeing how they work, and using this knowledge to create new and more interesting things.”
– Steven Levy

The Grit and The Grind: Exploring The Artistic Hustle, Commonalities, and Myth

This workshop will explore commonalities among The Bay Area’s innovative, musicians, poets, entrepreneurs, artists, and politicians. Starting with hip-hop as a visible, accessible entry point to the grand metaphor of a creative career path we will canvass our community for inspirational stories, myths, fictions, half-truths, lies, facts, and constructions. After discussion and research the workshop […]

Disciplined Artists Never Say “I’m bored.”

In this workshop you will learn that artistic growth comes out of actions. Wiring your mind for artistic success through iteration, intuition, and discipline will allow you to step away from a fear based artistic life. You will learn to turn off the internal sensor by attacking the boundaries you have placed on yourself and […]

On The Right Track: Teaching Philosophy and Artist Statement Convergence

Yesterday I was asked to deliver a 150 word teaching philosophy for my new position as visiting faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute, I took a day to think about it. Today I had a wonderful realization, I’m spot on. According to Iowa State’s Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching a teaching philosophy […]