After almost 5 years making office buildings more efficient and enjoyable at Comfy, I’m leaving to make art full-time. This is incredibly liberating, scary, and exciting! I don’t know exactly what I’ll be doing, but I’d like to explore some combination of:
- Small / wearable LED objects
- 3d-printed fine art with LEDs
- Large-scale LED art installations
- Software consulting to pay the bills?
This has been a long time coming. I’ve been fascinated with LEDs at least since I made my own 5×7 dot-matrix LED display when I was a kid. I’ve been tinkering with RGB LEDs most of my adult life and “formally” shown art pieces starting with BigPOV at Burning Man 2013. It was always a side thing, happening outside of work, but I realized I needed more time and energy to focus on it.
I plan to take some “time somewhat off” to start, pursuing projects that interest me but also leaving lots of time for self-care. That’s something I still struggle to do for myself and I’d like to build a habit of it. Eventually I’ll hunker down and try to figure out how to make money doing what I love.
I really liked some of the stuff I read in The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield. (Thanks to Jason for the tip.) He frames making art as a sort of glorious slog. Show up each day, do the work, endure rejection, and if you’re persistent, the muse will find you and help you do incredible things.
Anyway, I don’t have a lot to show you now other than my existing portfolio of work. But a lot more is coming soon. Sign up for my low-traffic newsletter to hear about it.