mission statement

Not all art is created equal. Some is generally accepted as good, some is looked upon as bad and some may be considered ugly. I don’t differentiate between these three labels. If a piece of art speaks to me in some way, I like it.

Almost everything I find comes from thrift stores, swap meets, yard sales and sometimes from the trash. It’s art that has been discarded. It’s unwanted, unappreciated, neglected, unloved. Maybe the reason a painting appeals to me is because somewhere deep inside I sometimes share similar feelings. Maybe not.

All the artworks are presented exactly as found. Occasional scuffs, small holes or tears in canvases are signs of a journey the art has taken, and should not be hidden. These paintings are survivors. My only contribution is the addition of a title I feel is appropriate to the piece, or maybe it’s sometimes inappropriate.

Because Art is too important to just have one convenient label.

Some Kids Really Are That Stupid

The Horse Wrestlers

Future Bitch

“I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is”

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Artist (deceased)