I came across this .gif I made in 2008 while de-cluttering my hard drives.
It documents the growth of my beard for a month & a half; one photo taken each day. This series of photos was for the e-zine I did back in 2007-2009 titled Slumber Party Mag ,for an issue about beards . The link provides all the digital issues along w/ a couple other digitalized books I’ve created/self-published.
I thought I had a two year art hiatus (‘08-‘10) because I wasn’t inspired, but I’m realizing it was because I was looking for inspiration in Omaha. Now back in Omaha I’m drawing inspiration from outside of Omaha & going strong; the problem in those two years? Omaha didn’t intrigue me as much as I hoped. It still isn’t.
"The artist is a strange being. I think it’s safe to say that a real artist is conscious of having a personal singularity that is partly a blessing and partly a curse. An artist enjoys and suffers from isolation. As solitude, isolation can nurture. It can also destroy."