Its taken way too long to get around to writing this... a few months ago I got some fan mail, its seriously a great thing. For me it comes with a brief sense of satisfaction and a lasting sense of humility. I'm really pleased that someone was moved in a positive way by my work and at the same time I feel incredibly thankful and a bit amazed that I'm able to do that kind of thing.
It just so happened that the person who crafted my first "fan mail" is a gifted wordsmith. As a visual artist I've never been happy trying to write about my work. I've heard the overused cliche a million times about how authors are never asked to draw a self portrait, so why should I have to write some kind of a bio or statement? It's still hard to disagree.
Long story short, I asked for some help in writing about my work... and I think it turned out great. If you need help connecting your seemingly disconnected thoughts and crafting them in an elegant, readable manner, please connect with my new friend Kristine Page.
Here's what she wrote:
Nate Sonnenberg is a philosopher of sorts, albeit, an unconventional one. Which I guess all philosophers are to some degree. Either way, that’s really neither here nor there. At the heart of the matter is that Sonnenberg thinks about things a lot, and not in a very traditional sense of the word...
Mural and workshop pics and video!
Here is a link to the news page from my previous website. I realized all the fun stuff that happened in the first half of this year wasn't on this one! Follow the link for some highlights. previoussonnenbergstudios.com/news/
AND... I just finished 2 large pieces in the Stripes series. Both are 5x5 feet. I haven't been able to stand them up vertical yet, still wet. (Accepting opening bids, let me know if you'd like to get a first look while they're still in the studio.)
I used Stipple to add information to this piece. Its a really cool new way of adding content to images. They are pretty focused on e-commerce applications right now, but it has a ton of creative applications as well. A great way to give more insight to the viewer. Please click on the image below to see the "stippled" version!
BTW, I was added to their "Artists We Love" collection!
I'm back in the studio continuing the Stripes series. Works are larger and smaller than the previous pieces and I'm exploring new directions with the concept. Here are a couple in-process studio shots.