Perhaps signs from up above are providing me with all the answers but I have chosen ignorance.
This is the first drawing I started and completed, let alone just plain drew for myself in a very very long time. I guess maybe I did learn a thing or two over the past few months.
And as shitty and heartbreaking as this summer was, it was the first summer that I can ever remember actually treating like summer. I spent time outside. I went to barbecues. I walked home drunk in the summer air. I wore shorts (!!!). I bought shoes that weren’t dress shoes or boots so I could actually leave my house in shorts (!!! X2). I made new friends, and met beautiful unattainable women. I watched the sun rise and the sun set. I watched people fall in love and out of love. I watched storms grow on the horizon and got caught in the rain more times than I can count.
And really, I feel like I came out of it worse for wear. More embittered and apathetic than I had started the summer. I think the motto for this summer was “I’ve been through worse.” And really, that’s a pretty shitty summer motto.
So I guess this drawing is kind of an ode to what could have been this summer. An ode to beautiful women, and twin-pops, and nail polish, and azure skies, and laying awake at night in sweaty sheets. An ode to all of the things I am tired of turning my back on.
This fall’s motto? “Life is short. Draw babes. Die happy.”
When not keeping busy as a muralist, photographer, printmaker, and musician, the New York-based artist Maya Hayuk creates paintings that include colorful palettes and wild patterns. This group of work was recently on display at…
photographer, printmaker, and musician, based from New York. Artist Maya Hayuk
tumblrbot asked: WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST HUMAN MEMORY?
3 to 4 years old in preschool. Teachers would try to communicate with me but I couldn’t speak english. I could clearly understand them but was unable to speak back.
Very familier style. Great contrast created with background and foreground elements.