The sketchbook

by Phillip J. Mellen

/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Download of the full album Includes a bonus track.

     $7 USD  or more

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
00:11
8.

about

Through art school, I made more writings in my sketchbooks than drawings. I've been making records of art thoughts since 1999. These recordings are from what I remember, and some pieces of what I forgot.

credits

released September 9, 2014

I want to thank my memory and my sketchbook.

tags

license

about

Phillip J. Mellen

Through art school, I made more writings in my sketchbooks than drawings. I've been making records of art thoughts since 1999. These recordings are from what I remember, and some pieces of what I forgot..
Thanks -Phil

contact / help

Contact Phillip J. Mellen

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: I am not a fisherman
I’m slipping into a creative black hole

I’m powerless

I can’t produce fast enough

These things I make may not measure up

The art-everything wants me RIGHT NOW

I can’t do it all

I am not a fisherman either
Track Name: The paint is not recognized
The paint is not recognized
it's not accepted
it's some accoutrement
or fall short of such
merely an accessory
to match ones upholstery
on the contrary
it tells a story
of time
of object
it's an image
of what we know
of what we don't know
what we see
and what we can’t, don't or won’t see
it's thing and not thing
it's love and not love
it's held
and
let go
Track Name: The paint was pretty milky
The paint was pretty milky.
It was smeared ugly.
It was also brave.
It was awesome.
Track Name: A love letter to painting
A love letter to painting:
I can only offer you perpetual misunderstanding.
Track Name: As soon as I finish a painting
As soon as I finish a painting, it dies.
It is the viewer that brings it back to life.
Track Name: My words
My words are for where I've gone-
where I've been,
my paintings are for where I'm going