AN INTERVIEW WITH MYSELF ABOUT BASEBALL CARDS
At the midway point of my involvement in TOPPS’s year-long “PROJECT 70”, I decided to sit down, take a breath, wrap my fingers around a blackberry Bubly and a pile of chocolate-filled marshmallows, turn on ‘A Nightmare on Elm St Part 5’, put a mirror in front of myself, and interview myself about how it’s going. Literally.
MIRROR ALEX: Hey man, how’s it going?
In-Real-Life-ALEX: You KNOW how it’s going, weirdo. You’re me. We’re fine.
MIRROR ALEX: Ok, we’re being self-aware. Noted. So, you’re halfway into the project now, how do you feel…
I’ve been a professional (but unconventional) artist for over 20 years, dabbling in every kind of art I’ve ever been interested in, including freelance illustration, animation, art direction, film design, apparel design, toy design, fine art, and now, as of a few months ago, Crypto Art and NFTs.
There’s been a lot of excitement (rightfully so) and chatter recently about NFTs for a number of reasons, the main one being “Wait, someone SOLD a jpg for $300,000? How is that possible? Is it a scam? I’m so confused!”
As a disclaimer, I don’t know if this is exactly how YOU should paint a mural, but this is how I PAINTED a mural, so welcome to my rollercoaster ride of emotions.
When I publicly stated a couple months ago that I wanted to start painting bigger pieces, I had no idea that within just a few weeks I would be creating a piece almost 20 times larger than what I usually paint. …