I finished a new artwork.
I Am The Same.
It is sort of like an old artwork.
See, some years ago I did a lot of finger painting.
Renee taught me how.
She said it would relieve stress.
I would put paint on my fingers and move it around the panel.
I Am The Same looks similar to many of my artworks when I just started out.
Lot’s of red.
I Am The Same. This is what I feel like when I wake up at 3 in the morning with my mind racing. I am thinking about all the details and so many tiny things. I have total anxiety about what to do next. I’m distressed.
When I was a business owner, a CEO, with tons of debt, a new family, a board pushing me, I was totally stressed. That is when Renee came to the rescue.
She taught me to paint.
Now I when go crazy inside I pace around…
Then I light the fuse. I blow it up.
I am sure you feel like that at points, too. We all do.
After all these years, I Am The Same.
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.