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I invite you to join me on a journey to explore memories of the future.

a blog by john-michael korpal

Times Moves Quickly

If you follow my blog closely you might have noticed that I have not been keeping up with my regular post on Monday and Thursdays.

 

March was a rough month for me, I ended up getting the flu and everything in my world did its own special form of crash and burn. I did not have the energy to sit up for very long and the projects and deadlines I really needed to complete were sandwiched in-between medicated naps.

 

Moving into April, I am feeling better and have a list of exciting projects on my calendar.

 

Ones of things I am most proud of (even though parts of it are hazed over by the fog of NyQuil) I completed my ‘Business for Artists’ class. Placing me one step closer to achieving my Visual Arts Certification from Graham School ~ University of Chicago.

 

There were tons of things covered during the class that helped me explore many different elements of business~ traditional and non-traditional~ too many to list here! Overall it was an amazing and intense session packed full of research and sharing of personal business experiences with my peers!

 

It helped me to revisit and define the studio’s mission and opportunities to explore how I would like to move forward in the future. It was a very productive way to dream big but also continually asked me to keep my goals realistic. Flying Dolphin Studio is unique in the manner that we offer a service in the form of classes and workshops offered but it also provides me a physical space to create and sell my art.

 

I wanted to share with you just one of the components I was able to fine-tune during the “Business for Artists” class~ My Artist Statement!

 

John-Michael Korpal

Inter-sensory works exploring the visceral shared space between art and the viewer. Manipulation of media: oil paint, etching ink and found objects intertwine with sensory components.

 

Facilitating an opportunity to elevate the experiencing of viewing a conventional two-dimensional work from the notion of “looking through a window” to entering a larger immersive environment with the viewer as an active participant.

 

The traditional role of the viewer dissolves through the invitation to an interactive world not governed by rules of the logical mind.

 

Dance Of 120°
Oil paint, etching ink, paper and gesso on canvas, jute.
46in x 72in x 4in
2018

 

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