I have to admit, there's nothing more strange and uplifting than to see your name and work in something you had no part in creating.
As other artists will agree, we toil away at our obsessions in isolation, and it is almost shocking to look up and see that someone has noticed what we've been doing. A taste of acceptance and confirmation...dangerous stuff. Personally, I suddenly found myself reviewing my work and wondering if I couldn't have done a better job of it.
"That shading there...why did I do it that way? I should have added an undertone of blue. Now everyone will know that I did it wrong!!"
Or maybe that's just the fear of a closet perfectionist. But what are artists anyway, after all?
But all that aside, here's a shot of the magazine and the article by Clint Buehler.
Shoe, Little Crow! Shoe!
If you haven't yet seen his work, I'd like to give you a link to artist Brian Jungen. He's a fairly prolific artist and he does more of the conceptual type of work that I really admire.
One of his projects has been working on a series of pieces that reflect his West Coast ancestry using deconstructed Nike Shoes as the medium. I'll post one link, but if you do a search, he's got a lot of exposure out there, even a wikipedia entry! Very neat stuff: