Blues music is wonderfully complex and at the same time unbelievably simple. This music jars my senses and tells the uncompromising truths of the human condition. My art tends to be accessible and self explanatory in this same tradition. My interest in “American Roots” music began with a boyhood interest in the guitar.
This music allowed me to become the adventurer/musician I dreamt of. As a northerner transplanted into new surroundings, I have become more curious about southern culture, its music, rituals, and expressive traditions. Drawing my attention particularly is the Delta region, where histories of social disharmony have intermingled with individual ethics to inform expressions of this American Roots music such as folk, blues, and bluegrass. I find these musical voices compelling and I have invited them into my art to explore and query southern mythology and ethos.
NEAL HARRINGTON, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ART
NORMAN HALL GALLERY DIRECTOR
Masters of Fine Arts, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. 2001
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of South Dakota, Vermillion S.D. 1998
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