This is #1 of my 100 Monologues in 100 Days project. Starting today I will post a monologue to Youtube everyday for the next 100 days.
Tristan Overy takes inspiration from his bike rides in the nature that surrounds him in the Rocky Mountains of Jasper National Park. Influenced as well by artist like Jeff Soto, Barry McGre, and Tim Biskup Mr. Overy has his own unique standout style. Take a minute to get to know his art. You can find it on Instagram, Facebook, and as well on his website, http://tristanovery.ca/wordup/.
This beautiful Eric Joyner print, "Plein Air" 1/100, has been hanging in my home for over a year now. Whenever a friend comes over I proudly show it off. However today was the first day that I noticed a detail of the piece that had eluded me since I hung it up at my art gallery in Vegas. Today I saw the robots smile! I had always focused on the doughnut because that is what the other robot was painting. I had always thought this piece was missing that signature Eric Joyner sense of humor, that is until today. I love the one toothed grin and his happy little eyes.
Thank you Mr. Joyner for making me smile today. Thank You!
Bryan Cunningham's work has been purchased by many famous people including Bill Clinton, Miley Cyrus, oh and uh ... Junior Case! Thing is I bought mine (see lower left above) before Bill and Miley. I'd like to think that I'm ahead of the curve. Truth is my purchase was guided by Matt Kennedy, art director at La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles. Bryan Cunningham's work "Sailor's Valentine" was one of the first major art purchases of my life. For a time it hung in my dressing room in Vegas where I enjoyed it everyday as I got ready for the show. It reminded me to be vulnerable and trust my heart. Something that I feel is tantamount to being a great actor. Forget that, it's tantamount to being a great person! I encourage you to seek out the work of Bryan Cunningham aka Mutie and follow your heart in all that you do.
Watching the credits of "Exit Through the Gift Shop" so many thoughts were flying through my head.
"Did I just get played?"
"What was Bansky trying to say?"
"Did he just give the middle finger to the art community?"
Even now I still have more questions than answers. So when I had the chance to meet and hang out with Thierry Guetta I said why not. We meet at a premire in LA and kept in touch. Thierry came to Vegas to celebrate his sons birthday. While he was here he came and saw me as Col. Tom Parker in Cirque du Soliel's "Viva Elvis". After the show I gave Thierry, Debora his wife, and his son a backstage tour. And it was only a few seconds before Thierry had his video camera out filming the whole experience. It was truly a joy!
If you're not familiar with Thierry and his work you really should acquaint yourself.
Start here at his website: