Wednesday, February 10, 2010
What New Island is About...
I've been painting imaginary places for many years, and most of them seem to be coming from New Island. This place celebrates the sense of "other", an island of the mind that can be whatever you want it to be. I'm a wanderer there. I poke around, visit friends, make pictures of the landscape (and my friends) . I'm probably being a little crazy here but I can't not do it.
I would love for this to be a place other people could go to. I 've built it with many paintings, drawings, maps and artifacts such as tickets, postage stamps, currency, a flag and coat-of-arms and documents such as deeds and plat maps. Like any small nation, New Island has a history and a culture, but it sits out there isolated and largely unknown. It is still the last nearly-unknown island waiting to be discovered!
Until maybe now.
The previous posts gave a brief historical overview. Future posts will talk about the island now, and also how anyone can be a resident and own a building site there.