Copyright 2018 Gregory Zeorlin
Here's a link to a past article on my art in The East Texas EGuide: Read article
I've used metal, paper, wood, paint, soil, canvas, photography, clay, video, digital software, poetry, music, found objects and more to make my ideas. I make both "fine" and "lowbrow" art as it all feeds my curiosity. I'm not striving for a look or to create a brand. I have no signature piece that's a "Zeorlin." This disposition certainly has not gained me fortune or fame...yet. (Ha!)
My art has changed over the past 3 decades. I can't imagine spending 30 years doing a limited range of things in my studio. I have changed physically, mentally and spiritually over my career so it's impossible for my artwork not to evolve with me. Those who explore my website will see a great amount of experimentation. Some ideas are more resolved than others. Some artwork sold for good sums. Other pieces were given away. Some pieces were recycled and others burned in a campfire by my studio.
I'm an artist...
But I find it perplexing to define what it means to be an artist.
There are periods when my creative work doesn't result in something displayed on a pedestal or wall. Lately I've focused on writing poetry and songs while making a few digital photographs. Writing has pulled me towards what I unapologetically call "buzz hacking music." If you listen to my offbeat blues-folk songs it's obvious I'm not a musician. I take my words, squeeze them in between simple guitar chords and don't worry about it too much. I post some songs on YouTube and some poetry, photography and other ideas on Instagram or Facebook.
The purpose of this website is to share my studio practice with others. Some may enjoy what is heard and seen, others will quickly move on. I'm not in a race with anyone to produce, show or sell art. I have nothing to prove and many questions to ask. The results of my questions show up on this website (or on my YouTube, Facebook or Instagram accounts) in various forms of art.
Your comments and questions are welcomed.