Courtesy of New York City's inclement weather, there are times that I'm compelled to staying put at my apartment and figure things to do. However, not always i want to paint, and not always I want to dance, and I definitely not always have a model to shoot with wardrobe at hand to choose from and create the images I might imagine.
That's when I go into my archives.
Through the years I have accumulated lots and lots of photos and videos. as well as paintings that are undone. Some of them are good, some of them are bad, and some of them are ugly, but they all hold one thing in common:
They all have potential.
Here, I took a picture I wasn't too crazy about, but it definitely had something special. I've blurred the face of the victim, to protect her identity.
I kind of did like the general concept of the photo, however as a finished item, I was not sold.
Luckily for me, from the comfort of my own home, and without even leaving my chair, I was able to transform the image from something simple, to something far more magical and inspiring.
So whenever I am bored, but need something to be inspired, I go through my own archives, and find something that speaks to me and inspires me on the spot. I might perhaps elaborate on this and turn it into a painting in the future.
D a e v i d M e n d i v i l
is a NYC-based multi-disciplinary artist in the visual and performing arts, creating expressive works through dance, music, photography, painting, film & design.