The Mojo of Things

February 3, 2016 - 8:28pm
 I get into the mojo of things.It's had a big influence on my work.Looking at things as more than a still life,it's an appreciation of the objectwhere it's been, what it's seen.i've always been like that, even before the bikesI've been interested in the spirit of thingsalmost as if I could touch the past, touch the life through them beyond my paintings I get excited about different things and lately I've been into these rubber stamp letter sets from the past.I've collected a few, since I found one at the flea.  from different decades, from the 1910's, 1920's, '30's, '40's and '50'sI have another coming from the 18somethingsthey are amazing!  I don't know quite why I'm so excited about them I just am.maybe the fact they are letters and made to communicatethe fonts are amazing, I've been looking for super interesting ones.Some of the sets have symbols and patterns for making postersit blows my mind that I never knew these exsited and now I find they're quite common.I've promised myself to stop collecting them until I figure out if they are useful to me beyond simply the pleasure of it.