~Ray Johnson was a a crazy man. A man crazy with creativity. A man so involved with his work that it consumed his life. Every aspect of is being was devoted to artistic expression. His work was subject to a sort of obsessive dialogue that played over and over in his spirit until it was satisfied by is creation. The numer 13 was of great interest to Ray and it often was shown in all its supertisious glory with his creative endevours. Perhaps most famously was the numbers mysterious presence in areas associated with Ray Johnsons death. The year, an area of beach, his room number and the name of the hotel in which stayed were all linked with the number 13. Human, Artist, legend….Ray Johnson
I loved exploring John cages work. He is a true pioneer of the arts today. I found it funny that the talk show host that introduced the “Water Walk” show felt that he had to add a disclaimer into the intro. It really shows just how new experiemental art was frowned upon back then. It is earlier artists such as John Cage who have aided in the removel of that stigma. He works freely and openly with his subject matter and you can tell he has alot of fun with his work.
I felt it appropriate to say a few words about the latest foundations work executed by the artist Chris Walsh.
Chris as an artist and a person is one of the most moivated, artistically enthusiastic and inspirational spirits that i know. He apoproaches each new project with renwed ambition and expects not to expect. I have been very impressed by the way he has grown in the short amount of time that i have known him and i am proud to say that it has rubbed off on me. His latest sculptural work of the classic Argo Flex has been fascinating to observe in class. His processes and methods of working are well calculated and well rooted to his soul and his potential. Chris has an amazing ability to manage and execute intricuit and complicated ideas in a confined amounts of time, making the final product a pleasure to experience. His ability to expand on the expanded without bounds is refreshing and i look up to his child-like enthusiasm. I believe that if chris had the time to completely recreate his classic camera in a fully scaled up fully funtional way, he would sure as hell pull it off. And so i say well done CWM1.