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I am an artist who works in different mediums to prevent boredom. "So I got that goin for me....which is nice."

I know my profile/details are a bit brief, but I'm just getting started and and I'm really lazy. Sometimes. Feel free to message me with any questions, death threats, etc. Thanks for checking out my shop! Leave feedback or find me on Facebook so you can see all the random things that go through my head daily ;)

If you're REALLY cool, like this page link below to preview unfinished pieces and have the chance to win free artwork and prints from me!

https://www.facebook.com/LosSan2013

And for those who like Flickr and want to see a sticker series I made a while back, check out this link. Enjoy ;)…

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  • Joined May 20, 2011

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Digital camera, paint, dry media

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About

I am an artist who works in different mediums to prevent boredom. "So I got that goin for me....which is nice."

I know my profile/details are a bit brief, but I'm just getting started and and I'm really lazy. Sometimes. Feel free to message me with any questions, death threats, etc. Thanks for checking out my shop! Leave feedback or find me on Facebook so you can see all the random things that go through my head daily ;)

If you're REALLY cool, like this page link below to preview unfinished pieces and have the chance to win free artwork and prints from me!

https://www.facebook.com/LosSan2013

And for those who like Flickr and want to see a sticker series I made a while back, check out this link. Enjoy ;)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/lossan/

Below is the description for one of my favorite pieces in my shop and gives the story as to why I have such brief details about my art. I'm not shy (sort of), just too involved in other facets of my art.

So here's the deal; I love to talk art but I'm not a fan of explaining my works (unless someone really wants to know). Most of my posts on Etsy are fairly lacking any personality. They all have the same rough template of stats. Sure, there is a story to go with EVERYTHING I've ever made. But let us be honest; in terms of art, no matter what it is, the viewer is in control of what they want to see. Either a piece pulls you in, or you just happen to have a certain connection to the color/form/function of said piece. Putting that aside, I don't care for telling a viewer what to see in my works. I have found over time, most people who have a reason for liking something abstract have their own reasons. By telling you what I see or was feeling about a specific piece can be more of a distraction. If you like, cool. If not, it's ok. The reason for this rant of sorts is that telling too much about abstract pieces seems (to me) more like ruining the ending to a great movie. The mystery behind the attraction gets lost. The viewer now has a different template (the artists interpretation) that might not agree with the viewer. The mysterious attraction is sullied by "what I think". Abstract art isn't about explanation to me. It's about an unspoken bond with the beauty of the unknown. Hence, why I don't put these descriptions on all my posts. I love to geek out on art lingo as much as the next artist, but unless someone wants to know, I don't say much. I'm fully aware a lot of Etsians like a story with their piece. And I like that! This is why I have the "ask me/convo me" option all over my pages (yes, I talk a lot when prodded). So.......yeah. Holla back yo ;D

So here's a little info on this piece. This is a close-up photo of a larger panel (5 1/2" x 24") from my 2010-2011 portfolio. I had gotten a strong urge to make a series of panels after watching an episode of Samurai Jack. Most of my works that season revolved around me trying to make geometric shapes in wet paint. To separate background from foreground, I decided that a dull dry medium would be a good way to attract less attention. So, on paper, I put down dark inks in a very Pollock style. Then came multiple layers of chalk pastels and charcoals. Using oil-based enamel, I found I had a great window of time for moving the still wet paint without actually having them mix. From dark colors to light colors, I layered repeatedly, moved paint with bamboo sticks and palette knives. After MANY trial and errors, i finally found a comfort zone enough to make an assembly line in my kitchen and living room. This one, along with the others in my Etsy shop are the best out of about 50 (?) or so.

As I worked on this piece, I remember thinking how much the paint did EXACTLY what I wanted. Which isn't too common for me. This is why i wanted a very long and pretentious title for this piece. I love flowers and the imagery of this close up is like a reminder to me of the beautiful pain we all feel daily in this thing that is called life. It's not all pain. And it's not all beautiful. It is the unspoken wonder behind the unknown.

I like chai tea, baby bunnies and saying the word scuba. Mmyep.


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stalk me here: https://www.facebook.com/LosSan2013

see stickers I made here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lossan/

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