The Bucks won last night. They are going to be good.
In the past six weeks I have been asked to do several commercial projects.
The Ugly. A production company, Dialated Pixels, called me from Los Angeles to work on the details for me to blow up some art for a social media trailer for Mission Impossible 6.
We worked through a rough plan: A warehouse. Multiple explosions. Fuse. Permits.
Harrison and I were to fly there for it.
They have not called back. I am assuming they did not get the work. I am sort of glad they didn't. It seems to me they were more interested in the process, my fuse work, more than my artwork. That is cool. But it would have been better if they liked both.
Besides, Renee thinks Tom cruise is ugly. And, I promised her I would tackle him if I got the job.
The Bad. A advertising company called NewsCred called me to see if I would be interested in working with a tobacco company. They wanted to use my photography, video and artworks to present cool, under the radar, up and coming artists.
This would have been a good pay day. Perhaps $50K.
It created an ethical question. How much would it take to endorse a Lucky Strike?
So, I asked a large group of Edgewood College students if they would do it. We had a good discussion. All of them said no. So I followed their insight.
I declined. 2 packs of Lucky Strikes a day killed my Mom. I wish she was here to see my art.
Now, if Newscred wants me for a bourbon ad, I'm in!
The Good. The Bucks are seeking art for their new stadium. I've had an email conversation with them that indicates they would like my art and are going to get contract details back to me November.
Fantastic. Basketball. Explosions. Art.
The Bucks are good!
With all due respect, I am thrilled to have been contacted by all three.
Artist Stick Vega studied mathematics and economics, earning a B.S. in economics from UW-Madison and an MBA from Edgewood College. He owned and was CEO of online apparel retailers WinterSilks and Venus Sportswear. However, upon selling the companies he headed straight to his studio - The Blast Factory in Madison, WI - to create explosive, modern art with gunpowder and high-speed fuse. Stick's current work includes paintings, drawings, fusographs (exploded photographs) and writing. Please follow Stick on Facebook and/or Twitter.