I was asked last week if one of my exploded, burned and charred painting would look good over a certain sofa.
I said I didn't know.
See, there are two ways of looking at my work. One is to marvel that this painting has been on fire recently. You can feel the life. The energy.
My artworks are unique, rare and exciting. Your sofa, probably, is not.
The other way to consider my art is to simply contemplate and search for the deeper meaning.
Sofas are good for contemplation.
So is the shower. Renee wants me take shorter showers.
I like the shower. My thoughts roam.
Renee knows I draw ideas with my fingers on the steamed up glass and tile. Then the drawings quickly disappear.
Maybe I create a new social network - Showerchat?
Renee and I have owned more than a dozen sofas. I'm not sure why so many. Some were used. Some were super cheap. Some were just plain ugly. The sofas we have now we have had for a number of years.
So can I tell people not to match art to their sofa? Is that an ethical question? Maybe the inverse is better.
Hopefully my art will stand the test of time. I hope you sofa does, too.
This is your home. It's marvelous. It's unpredictable. It's you.
I'm thinking about sofas. Maybe I should blow one up.
Settle down now...
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 more than a decade ago 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.