Wednesday, March 25, 2009

David lynch 3-25-09

Right now I am painting away every day for my first Gallery show, doing work that has little to no relation to caricature. While I'm painting I listen to a lot of Audio books, Youtube Videos, etc...
I have been exceptionally stimulated by the ideas of Malcolm Gladwell, and a book he recently wrote called Outliers. In it, among lots of stories and ideas, he outright disclaims talent, and puts forth the idea of this  concept of a 10,000 hrs rule. This rule says that it takes 10,000 hours to become really good at any one thing. The Beatles, Bill Gates, and I am going to go ahead and put Jason Seiler in this category, are not talented but have an exceptional love for the thing they do, the kind of love that allows someone to spend 10,000 hours studying one thing.
So here is my attempt to begin 10,000 hours doing one of the things I love, caricature. I guess I'm about 500 or so hours in.


J.BOSCO said...

great caricature!


Carl Knox said...

Hey Jon,

the caricature is a great likness. I love that idea of talent being just focused passion. I'm going to hunt down that audio book and get back to you. Thanks for letting me know about Malcolm Gladwell.

Looking forward to your next work.