blitzed out (2012)

Things that I had been thinking of at the time were quotes I heard or things I had read over time that stick in the corners of my mind. A Japanese calligrapher takes years to learn their craft, yet just seconds to execute their work. Marathon runners speak of the need to relax as an important component of their success. A writer explains that if you always write about what you know, how will you get anywhere.

The works were made using the system of Alla Prima (executing the painting all in one sitting), these works became a way to de-stimulate myself, focusing on one small moment at a time, using just a few poignant and key stokes, and giving up control.

 
Photo Credit Calvin Lee