Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Prison in the Prism

Aloha Friends!

I've been working had to get myself back into the groove of making fine art. I recently finished this drawing/portrait and am hoping to do a few more like it (but different). If you want to know more about the concept please read my artist statement below! Mahalo!

Artist Statement: There is a strange disconnect between mental illness and normalcy – as if there is a stark dividing line between the two: Black and white, us and them, completely separate. I believe this arbitrary classification, ill, healthy, recovering... is very similar to how we catalog our colors: blue, red, green... The visible color spectrum reflects the human experience. An experience where colors cannot be contained as single, definable points. The spectrum is one band of ever shifting, transitioning hues, as are we – our lives and our experiences are continuous and overlapping, yet discreet.

We all exist in a world with other people. We interact daily with a wide range of personalities. It is not possible to limit your experience to “normal.” We are but one piece in the cosmos. No one exists in a vacuum. So instead of pushing past others whose mental or physical health might not reflect exactly our own, we must embrace.

We are made of many parts: our personalities, our bodies, and our world.


Feedback is always welcome! Thank you for taking the time to read my artist statement!


The Prison in the Prism
2014
Pencil on Paper
24" x 14"
$300







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p.s. can't afford an original? Check out my prints and other affordable products available on Society6! Click on any of the pictures below to go there!







Mahalo for looking!
Boz Schurr

All work is copyright 2014  Boz Schurr. Please do not use without my permission. Mahalo!


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Society6 Art Available!

Aloha Friends,

I got some work on Society6! If you can't afford to buy an original, you might find a print or other product that fits your budget! Please feel free to follow me or please share if you want! Mahalo for your support! 

Please click any of these pictures below to check it out!







I will be posting more soon, but I wanted to get the word out and also ask you for suggestions! What artwork of mine would you like to see as a print? or a shirt? Please visit my flickr page for my full portfolio and add the link to the comments below!


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Mahalo for looking!
Boz Schurr

All work is copyright 2014  Boz Schurr. Please do not use without my permission. Mahalo!

Monday, January 12, 2015

One Second a Day (2014)

Aloha Friends,

Last year I saw a good friend of mine post a small video overview of his 2013. How can you fit a whole year into one video? Easy, just do a second (or so) a day. I was so excited and inspired to see all his beautiful and happy memories I set out to make my own. So in case you are wondering what artists do all day (and all year long) here is small sampling of my 2014. Please enjoy.


What a fantastic year! I am so grateful for all the art, friends and family in my life! This year I resolve to name more art, see more people and travel to as many new places as possible.

Did you have a good new year too? What are your new years' resolutions? What videos did you make last year? Post your favorite 2014 in the comments! Mahalo for sharing!





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Mahalo for looking!
Boz Schurr

All work is copyright 2014  Boz Schurr. Please do not use without my permission. Mahalo!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Kroc Center Art Night 2014

Aloha Friends,

I recently was invited to do a little live painting at the Oahu Kroc Center. The theme for the night was "blessed,' and focused on showcasing local art, music and student work from the Kroc Center's most recent art classes for youth and adults. If you haven't been to the Kroc Center I highly recommend it, great facilities and great people. Below are a few photos of me working and the final time lapse video.










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Mahalo for looking!
Boz Schurr

All work is copyright 2014  Boz Schurr. Please do not use without my permission. Mahalo!

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Drawing a Day (Year Five) Complete!

Aloha Friends!

I am a firm believe in drawing. I love it. For the past five years (give or take) I've done a drawing a day. I have found that this is a great way to generate ideas, relax and try new things! Here are a few of my favorites from my drawing a day (year five) series!











I have found that doing a drawing a day, even when you don't feel like, can lead to some wonderful and exciting new directions for your artwork. If you want to see the whole thing, please check out my flickr page or peak into my teacher planner for more! Mahalo!





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Mahalo for looking!
Boz Schurr


All work is copyright 2014  Boz Schurr. Please do not use without my permission. Mahalo!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Meh" Prints! Now in a Variety of Colors!

Aloha Friends!

I got some quality time in the studio this last weekend and am working on a fun, new print series! This is "Meh!" He's a fun little guy, who I doodle all the time, to help me get through those "Meh" moments... during meetings, waiting in line, trying to stay focused, whenever! "Meh" prints and cards will be available at the Honolulu Printmakers Annual Sale in November. Check it out!


   





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I'll be keeping you updated as soon as I get more prints and bags! As I get inventory re-stocked I'll be re-opening my online store and posting times and events I'll be at to sell! What image would you want on a bag? or  as a print? What image says Hawaii like no other? Let me know! Any idea I use and make into a art I'll send you a free hand made print! Cheehoo!


Mahalo for looking!
Boz Schurr


All work is copyright 2014  Boz Schurr. Please do not use without my permission. Mahalo!


Monday, October 13, 2014

"Lucky Catacles"

Aloha Friends!

I am working on a new series of prints and I wanted to share some of my progress with you, from conception to completion. This is my "step by step" process! p.s. these prints and more will be in the at the Honolulu Printmakers Annual sale! Check it out!

First Step: Draw during all your meetings.


Second Step: Make a vector image (maybe add a background).


Step Three: Get yourself into the studio (this step is the hardest!).






Step Four: Instagram! (Don't lie, you all do it)


p.s. follow me if you'd like: http://instagram.com/bozschurr


Step Five: Print and Print! Try new things!









Step Six: Mock up some tshirts for next time! (Check back for the final product!)


Be sure to check out the Honolulu Printmakers webpage! and Facebook page for upcoming events and details about the annual print sale! Hope to see you there!


Mahalo for looking!
Boz Schurr


All work is copyright 2014  Boz Schurr. Please do not use without my permission. Mahalo!