Saturday, August 7, 2010

We keep painting

I'm not so sure I stay connected to my youth through my paintings or that they keep me "forever young", but I do like to try and capture the feeling of wonder I got from when I was a boy watching those atomic age sci-fi and horror films. If anything, the act of painting keeps me grounded and maybe has a kind of "Rip Van Winkle effect". Time seems to stop, when I'm working on my pieces. I feel like I should always try and have a healthy, almost playful, enthusiasm about making my paintings and I hope some of that translates to the people viewing the work at exhibitions.

This art-making is a tricky business.

9 comments:

Jael Segura said...

Tricky indeed! but you do such a good job of it.

P.S: I'm so damn jealous of your hair. If only mine would grow half as long!

Becki Harper said...

<3

Scott said...

Well said sir...

MHE said...

You are on of those monumental artists of our time whose work will be remembered. I find you as refreshing now as many did of Warhol in the 60's.

SEILER said...

Travis, you are amazing my friend!

John Elder Robison said...

I love your work, and I'm pleased to make your acquaintance here. I just bought one of the pieces at your Northampton show. I wish I could stop by in person but I will be in VT. I will leave you one of my books and I hope you'll sign one of yours for me.

Rod Williams said...

Travis

I'm a big fan of your work, I live in London, England. Could I ask what media you use to paint?


Rod
hairybloke@aol.com

Daniel Swanson said...

I saw your work on the new iPad 2 covers and followed the link to your site.

Love your imagination and skill.

Don't get stuck in any "maybes" you may have about time. You know you can control it, so just carry on. No worries.

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