Sunday, October 15, 2006

Andrew Schoultz, a former skateboarder slash graffiti artist, got his BFA in Illustration from the Academy Of Art University in San Francisco. Although he does installation work, murals, and various other artsy things, I've decided to share a few of his paintings:

Illuminati Pile of Sticks

Horse with Chimney

Elephant Carrys (Elephant with Logs)

On the literature front, I've just finished reading David Markson’s This is Not a Novel, which stands as a brilliant example of possibilities, and an excellent source of encouragement and inspiration, as I am always attempting to craft works similiar in nature. It was one of the most enjoyable things I’ve read in a very, very long time.

There is no plot, no characters, and no setting, none of the typical devices of drudgery that usually overshadow the important components of art: beauty and ideas.

Markson may be an unfamiliar name, but that's truly a pity. He is a grandmaster of experimental fiction on par with Robbe-Grillet, Calvino, Barth, Hawkes, Borges, et al. You can learn more about him here, here, and here.