View Full Version : What does it mean to be a man

11-23-2019, 04:30 PM

16 x 20 inches
Acrylic on canvas

11-24-2019, 12:25 PM
that title's a great cafe question, shaun!
pretty sure you don't actually want answers to it here tho.

i do wonder, how many of these faces have you done, total?


11-24-2019, 02:46 PM

11-24-2019, 02:48 PM
Thank you for leaving a comment LA, they are hard to come by around here

11-24-2019, 03:34 PM
do you have a goal (number?) you're aiming for?
i'm trying to understand how you stay so committed to the face, this face, in that yes, they're different, but also very similar.
what's the draw, to draw so many?


11-24-2019, 04:50 PM
I'd not know the answer to your title question and it is thought provoking.

Good questions, La, that you are asking.

If everyone who posts in this forum would read my Sticky post, the first one, it would be helpful. Many people post and never comment on others' works.

11-24-2019, 05:18 PM
They do change over time. They used to look like aliens. Now they look more like people. Doing some portraits helped. These are what i want to paint right now. I am making books. The faces provole pieces of writing and poetry. They reflect how i feel each day. Sometimes stable, simetimes more psycotic. I have done some abstract works as well, but for right now the faces are where i am at. I have not had the streangth to go to my figure drawing sessions as of late. I do what i can. These faces are not about getting better at drawing faces, they are about exploring character. One person called me trans-avant guard. It may be similar, but i paint for very different reasons. I call myself an automatiste, yet do not relate much to the ones in quebec and france.

11-24-2019, 06:09 PM

11-24-2019, 07:42 PM
ah, thanks for the clarifications, i hope you find enjoyment and benefit from this very personal journey. a book log diary is brilliant, something to reflect upon and contemplate at ones leisure.

i, and i expect many others, probably don't connect as deeply, necessarily, as the artist, in such introspection.

that said, when you get to, say, enough to fill a fairly large room, wallpaper art, everywhere, it could be quite impactful.


11-25-2019, 02:50 AM
I thought about a show at stride gallery where i fill the whole room like wallpaper. Had this idea for years. Need enough work to do it. Not sure yet about how to put them on the roof, mabey the drawings on paper can go there. Not sure about going on the ladder for instalation. Dont want to fall off. Might need some young art student to do it for me.

11-25-2019, 04:04 AM

Some of my work up at the InkUbator gallery here in Calgary

11-25-2019, 04:09 AM
All the work on that panel is mine, the faces and two large abstract pieces

11-25-2019, 04:32 PM
Interesting sociological question you have in your title. Likely each man must answer that question for himself.

These faces are not about getting better at drawing faces, they are about exploring character. Good idea and knowing this helps me grasp your pov with these works.
Keep up with it.