“Dancer’s Poetry” ✍🏼 by Dan Victor • Powdered graphite with denatured alcohol and charcoal pencil on paper. About the muse that inspires beauty. The poetry a dancer expresses through movement of their body rather than words.
“Kurt Cobain” ✍🏼 by Dan Victor • Silk screen portrait of the musician made recently after Kurt passed away. Tragic loss that reminds us on Mental Health Awareness Day we must appreciate the struggle of those with mental illness.
“Agro Beak” ✍🏼 by Dan Victor • They can get nasty, especially seagulls at the beach that want your sandwich. This is that kind of bird that is safe at a distance, but up close would get spooked. A larger, bouncer-sized bird. Big bird. This bird also has teeth, not just a beak.
“Manic State” ✍🏼 by Dan Victor • It’s a frantic and scary place to be. Even though it feels good at the time, it ultimately leads down the road to confrontation and self-sabotaging behavior.
I feel like this gives a fairly accurate job of conveying the actual state of mind of this side that the bipolar swings. Head going in a million different directions. Moving quickly, sometimes going in circles. Pressured speech, rapid cycling and paranoid.
”Voyeur & Bather” 🎨 by Dan Victor • Watching someone without their knowledge. It happens all the time in public. You have no idea how many eyes are on you when you cross the street. It is different when it is in a place you consider to be private. A safe zone to let the walls down.
Is this person acting inappropriately?
Or someone that is permitted to be there, sharing a living situation, in a relationship?
”Everything” 🎨 by Dan Victor • There is a whole lot going on here. The title refers to my tendency to go over-board. Sometimes I don’t know when to stop. But then again, it has an interesting effect. Not a whole lot of breathing room, but has a mass of colorful depth.
Color has always been somewhat elusive for me. I always approach it from an abstract sense that from a place of realism. Tone and shading, sure. But using color has much to discover.