"My visual artwork is pretty much me thinking: what if I were not
trying to impress anyone or my self or trying to accomplish, prove, or
be anything. What was it like when, or, what would it be like if, I
was just completely into what I am doing and passionate, not thinking
anything deep about it or trying to trick people into liking it or
helping me in some way; predating educations, expectations, bla bla
bla. The process runs on, I guess, the assumption that if one
completely surrenders and just is what they are and honest that it'll
all be fine, good, and work out.
"It's the idea, that is now just part of me I think, that I've almost
forgotten I believe because its so embedded in me: everyone is pretty
much the best at being what they are,but hopefully they can engage
their environment to the best of their abilities as to set up their
world such that they are allowed to be what they are according to the
"In artwork I often consider composition, figure, ground, and
their reversals, the way the mind groups and categorizes things,
color, art history, path of the eye, motion, texture, and sort of draw
whats on my mind personally through feeling it as I go- as apposed to
stepping away from the feeling and then trying to convey whatever the
feeling was about to the viewer.
"I try to not be wrapped up in product, but more so process. I
also don't really want my art to be of anything exactly, though I
shouldn't really say that because I'd like it to remain open for the
viewer to see things in it if they want to. I kind of want to do art
techniques without them being applied to a thing or object for the
most part, just the style or pattern or lack there of, or some kind of
something, substance? In fact, often when I start to see an object or
pattern or routine, I try to switch it up. Other times I want to make
a new place, space, or a.... Often I dig mixed media. I like
stepping outside of the social world if possible and being completely
unmediated by language, reputation, image, networking, sociability,
etc. I probably have a problem wherein I hold the non-social self to a
very high regard. I want to try to be honest without wanting to be, to
the point where it just is, and to the point at which it would be so
true that I wouldn't even mention this at all."
See more of Devin's work in Aesthetics 6250 A.U.
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