Donald Trump is a racist, a bigot, a bully, and will ruin our country.
I am at least 1% better than that. Every singe day!
See, I try to improve 1% every day. And not just with my art. This is the way I work.
When I am in The Blast Factory creating, I'm restless. There is never a straight line. Seriously, the lines are not distinct, especially when they explode or are on fire. There is always some level of reinvention and change.
It's like our culture. It's changing. For the better.
So I work to get better 1%. I focus on little things. Solving problems and giving back.
That's progress, right?
Trump doesn't think so. He and his followers want to take us back 50 years.
Sometimes progresss is slow. Like with the super slow burning fuses. Now, I can literally draw with fire. My brain gets locked into that. I am moving in a new direction. I hope.
Color grooves. Lines. Explosions. It's a cool process.
But, I love the huge explosions. Does that make better art?
I was at the Chazen Art Museum with Renee last Friday. The scale and impact of some of the large pieces is powerful. They do have an impact.
So now I'm floating around thinking about it as an industrial or engineering problem. Like how to connect three large panels and get enough gunpowder and paint the right places so I don't turn it into a hot ball of artistic death.
So maybe Donald is right. Bigger is better.
I am 1% better than Donald Trump. Every single day. One percent better. Over time, it adds up to a lot.
I am so much better than Donald Trump. I have a bigger heart.
Stick Vega is the American Gunpowder Artist, former CEO, and author of LESS KILLING. Stick currently lives and creates explosive pop art at The Blast Factory in Madison, Wisconsin. Not limited to one medium, he works in gunpowder drawings and paintings, photography, digital art and writing. Follow Stick on Facebook and/orTwitter.