Something I wrote right after the New Year. Since then I've becoming even more aware of how social media and the whole marketing thing is just an expression of the larger system of which I'm a "data subject" -- but hey, I'm certainly not alone in that regard. And there are alternative ways of being, and of moving through the world. "Breaking the Wheel"Breaking the Wheel https://jeanvengua.com/index.php/2020/01/03/breaking-the-wheel/
Breaking the Wheel: All social media "logic" tells me that, as an artist, I'm crazy to be leaving Instagram and Twitter. Yet, I'm doing just that: https://jeanvengua.com/index.php/2020/01/03/breaking-the-wheel/
I've started making small #art, to match the size of my studio. Tired of trying to find room for largish pieces. Here's one thing, "Lineas de Corazon." Description: black & white organic seed shapes and tubes threading through a vaguely #surreal, black, heart-shaped thing with a pointy shapes emerging from a disk. #graphite on bristol. 6x6 in. #pilipinx #artist
I have no idea how to link to things on Mastodon, and there's no deleting, so here's the URL to a post I wrote on my blog about connections between writing & drawing: https://jeanvengua.com/2018/12/26/writing-drawing/ #writing #drawing #painting #art
I've been away from the proboscidean community for several months. A lot has happened since then. My poetry collection got published (yay!), and I'm doing a two-person art show in March. So, while everything else around me (U.S.) goes to hell, I'm doing just "fine." And for now I won't even think about fire season in California because, hey, that's months away, and my asthma inhaler works just fine. heh Anyways, my book was published by Black Radish Books https://blackradishbooks.com/authors/jean-vengua/
I learned how to play with the drawing tool on a video editor. Here's my first attempt, while listening to Nerves in Patterns (Thomas Hugo) perform at a local arts event in Monterey CA. I guess you would call these sounds emotronic. In other news, today I am copyediting lengthy fish (Tilapia) reports. sigh.
Kind of brain-fried after copyediting the mother of all fishery reports... it was a productive day, albeit accompanied all day long with a dim feeling of oppression and dismay at the state of global humanity. Checked my Scuttlebutt account, and saw that I now have several followers. They seem like a nice/interesting group, if somewhat intimidating w/all their developer diaries...
I other news (and I know: curiosity killed the cat), I joined Scuttlebutt, another decentralized social network. The data does not sit in the cloud. It's stored on your computer. Check out this article: https://inthemesh.com/archive/secure-scuttlebutt-facebook-alternative/
"Santissima Trinidad," collage on stained birch panel, 12 x 12 x .5 inches. The "Santissima Trinidad" is an "anting anting," or Philippine occult icon used in amulets. Description: The pink triangle contains an open eye with an "A" at each corner. It's surrounded by vaguely vegetal shapes and centered on a wood panel stained yellow/gold. @elloart @collage @occult @filipino
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