Long time no see

March 13, 2019

Life goes on as they say. The last time I posted I was going to Italy to work on a monumental scale cardboard sculpture. Which I did. Shortly after after the completion of that piece, while I was still in Lucca my brother died tragically. My brother, Owen, suffered from severe mental illness, Schizoaffective disorder, often abbreviated as SAD. A mental disorder characterized by abnormal thought processes and deregulated emotions. The diagnosis is made when the person has features of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder, in my brother's case Bi-polar.

Needless to say it was quite a blow and unfortunately I began to associate the project at the Lucca Biennial with my brothers death. The piece titled, We All Fall to Earth, was a meditation on mortality and as the god of irony would have it my Brother passed on the day it was finished.

Though I have been keeping very busy I have also withdrawn from the online world to some degree. I am engaged with social media much less, but I've kept up to date on Instagram. Which I find less intrusive into my mental space than say Facebook. I would just rather work on art than manage endless online accounts. This website being the most neglected.

I'm considering a revamp on this site to maybe integrate some social media feeds into the content or possibly simplify down to a bare bones portfolio. I'm also considering working on the blogging aspect more because I have been teaching classical oil painting and I'd like to engage my students in a dialog. It's all a bit much and I haven't thought it through yet.

If you are interested in my work and happen to arrive here and see nothing new know I will be updating this site on a more regular basis. Fresh content shall be forthcoming. For now the best place to look for me is Instagram @myklwells.

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