Bradford Shellhammer

by Alexis on February 1, 2013

On Wednesday, I confessed to being an overzealous DIYer, and part of what comes with that territory is a lot of boxes of supplies and unfinished projects. Bradford Shellhammer, creative jack-of-all-trades, is similarly afflicted but decided to do something about it. In 2010, he resolved the best way to tackle his tendency toward unfinished projects and focus on his goal to create more art—making a commitment to produce 100 paintings in time for the holidays.

And through a process of painting, taping, cutting, sorting, and arranging, he did. Shellhammer created 100 original 5″x7″ collages from painted bristol paper and chronicled the experience on his blog. Something about the idea of producing not one, but 100 pieces resonates with me. Often the blank canvas and desire to make a single successful project is intimidating. I think knowing that you have 99 more after that first would actually be quite freeing. (Or maybe I’d just end up with an even bigger box of unused supplies? I’ll have to think of a good way to test this theory.) You can see all of Shellhammer’s 100 paintings and read what he has to say about the endeavor here.

{Art and Images via Bradford Shellhammer}

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