Stream of Consciousness

Update

November 26th

I get this question a lot.

"What keeps you inspired?"

.....Life.

There's inspiration in everything.

The fact that I have breath in my body is enough inspiration to keep moving.


Also, I wanted to admit that I'm transitioning from a more figurative approach to art, to a more abstract approach. The point of my art is not to show how well I can render a face, or how skillful my hand is.... I want to give more of my mindset - make the art that's truest to me.


I've been doing a lot of thinking, meditating, and digging deeper into my own mind, getting to the depths to see what's available to extract. So, there will be a drastic shift. I’m just scratching the surface, so Stay tuned.


-LaVance



Stream of Conciousness

"The Over-Thinker"

May 4, 2018

Imagine constantly critiquing yourself, your work, your work-ethic, your habits...Imagine a life of constantly reevaluating every single aspect and detail of your life....all the time.. This is how my mind works - no need for sympathy though, just being honest.


I'd consider myself to be a very detail oriented person. Some would say, sort of a perfectionist. But lately, I've been even more self-aware, and I've graduated to a point where I'm allowing myself to be human; allowing myself to make mistakes, and allowing myself to realize that I don't know everything.


I want my next series of work to reflect that change in mindset. Freedom from my own criticisms of myself. Freedom from the inhibitions that prevent me from being the best version of myself and really putting myself out there. Freedom from that voice (not literal) that says things have to be done a certain way.. So, I'm no longer chasing perfection. No longer over-analyzing, over-working, and seeking a false sense of "perfection". Honest expression and transparency are the new frontiers for me because I'm sure others out there can relate.


-LaVance



Everything Was Different

March 27, 2018

Now that my first art show is out of the way, I want to explain the meaning behind "Everything Was Different".


 If you know me, you know I'm sort of a science junky. I've spent countless hours studying quantum physics, astrophysics, and even more abstract ideas such as the 'simulation hypothesis', infinity, and the concept of time. With these ideas, I began developing a concept that revolves around the theories & hypotheses supposed by notable figures in science, such as, Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and Nick Bostrom. I wanted to create a world of infinite possibilities...a world where everything is...different.. lol


Imagine a world where whites are the oppressed in the modern-day US, and blacks brought over white slaves from Europe to America.. Or let's get even more weird -Imagine living in a different dimension where Earth gleams in the night sky like our own moon and other large celestial bodies pop in and out of existence.. These types of ideas are the current focal point of my work, and I'm going to continue creating different scenarios that echo the idea of a universe with infinite possibilities. Hope you guys continue to enjoy!


-LaVance



It's ALL Good....Or is it?

November 25, 2017

I've been sitting with this thought for a few days, and I think it's a fitting metaphor, describing how we wear our daily "mask" when we present ourselves to others, especially via social media. I believe there's a severe lack of transparency in our society, and you never really know or understand a person, fully.. I couldn't tell you if it's an, overall, good or bad thing because there are many different perspectives to view this topic from, but hear me out and read this trash poem I'm about to write.


Life is a Rubik's cube...

On one side, every color can be perfect.

Everything seems.... right

But we reside in multiple dimensions,

And that's just one side...


We tend to ignore the fact that everything else is a mess.

We only showin' off the best..

Yes, all the yellow is correct,

But don't be a square, and neglect the rest...


I guess, no one wants their dirt to be exposed,

So we con the world by only uploading the pros...

But there's beauty in the struggle

You truly gotta know,

A seed must be watered before it grows into a rose..


So.... what I'm saying is we're all a work in progress. There's always more than meets the eye, and you never know what any individual is truly going through. Let's all uplift each other because we all know Rubik's cubes are difficult as hell to solve, and life can be just as difficult, as well... (kudos to you if you can solve one though). - LaVance


P.S. Major announcement coming next week.. stay tuned