The past few years, for me, has held an abundance of change. The type of face melting, head spinning, Doppler inducing, change that has helped evolve my style and myself, for better or worse. For years the paintings I produced were focused on social commentary, in an attempt to create a dialog, or inspire thought and emotion. After much personal exploration and growth, my work has begun to evolve to focus on the what inspires me and brings me joy. As I recognize the woes of the world aren’t going anywhere, and would like to promote the positive change. I still have the intention of holding a mirror to the world, but truly believe we need positive reinforcement, and solutions, to help us to unite, and appreciate. If all we focus on is injustice and hypocrisy, we’ll miss the exquisitely chaotic, breathtaking beauty of the world we are lucky enough to be immersed in.
The type of work I was creating to support myself also changed pretty dramatically. In the past digital art had been more of a focus, where as this year the primary focus has been on traditional mediums, and my studio ended up being outside a good amount of the time. A lot of this time was spent painting and doing caricatures around Portland, Astoria, Vancouver, and just bopping around Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. Although I have not abandoned the digital realm, the projects, shows, murals, festivals, fairs and markets I was fortunate to participate in over the past year, were both satisfying, and enriched for me as an artist and a human. Here are just a few photos from the past years projects.
In an attempt to embrace all of this change. I am consolidating my once compartmentalized web presence, e.g. BrownBagStudios.com for my 3D, animation, and motion graphics work Catastropher.com for my Paintings, and so on. ChristopherCreath.com will now serve as my the universal hub for my web activities and most of the other sites will begin to point here soon.
I would love to share more about the past year and plans for the future, but the pigment is calls and I must depart, but will share more soon.
Thanks for the interest!