Day 89 • The 24th of September
Day 89 • The 24th of September
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Day 89 • The 24th of September

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🌄 Day 89/365

I haven’t formally announced this, but Colin and I took a weekend job at an awesome local bar (hi WAY fam!) and I enjoy it far more than I ever thought I could. I used to say this about martial arts too — during the time I’m working, there’s no time to think deeply and existentially about my long term art career, a topic I tend to obsess over, or anything scary happening out there in the world. I look forward to it. It’s even... fun? It’s like a break from my brain, which can often exhaust me before I even realize it. No stressing about life. Just pouring beer and chatting with interesting people. Physically tiring much of the time, but mentally soothing. Somehow it grounds me. I didn’t know I’d been lacking that for so long (at least 15 years…) and how necessary and healthy it is to have regular human contact. I’ve been working at home, on my own, for most of my adult life. It’s not good when I have mostly paintings as friends and colleagues. I guess I need humans too. We all do. No man is an island (though we happen to live on one.) For someone with friends all over the world (love you all!), I spend *a lot* of time with my Art.

On Friday nights, I clean up all my art and art materials off all surfaces to prepare my mind for something new and different. A break. A respite. A time of communion, even.  A chance to clear out any junk that has accumulated and put my being into a place of service to others instead of my own obsession - my work as an artist. It’s the strangest sense of *balance* I’ve felt in a long time.

This sunrise was captured in Kihei, Maui at 6:15am on the 24th of September, 2022.

Printed on metallic photo paper. Three sizes available, including a commemorative 16x20 inch print on Lustre paper with the date printed on the front!  

Shipping included. Can be printed larger on request. I can also include the date and time on smaller prints. Just get in touch with me!