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-Steven Yessick, you know, the author and artist?...
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I am one of the artists who destroyed their own work.
I painted every day for years and years.
That’s all I wanted to do in my life.
Then one day, I grabbed up all my art,
put it in the back of my truck.
Drove to a marina, of all places….
And cut it to shreds.
I’ll show you a few of the paintings that I destroyed:
Heaven 2002 – I made this after I had come home after spending months travelling.
This one is destroyed.
You can get a magnet tho 🙂
The Principle of Chaotic Bliss 2006 – I destroyed this one too.
This one hung for a while in a bookstore in Nashville, and it didn’t sell.
You can get a coaster tho.
Don’t even remember what the title was. It’s from ’06
Gone. Destroyed. It was amazing. I worked on it for months.
This one was called Symphony of Color.
It’s my personal favorite painting out of any I have ever done.
It took forever to make, and it was amazing too.
There’s still a bunch of my art floating aound out there.
Also, I have sold a number.
I just destroyed probably 40 paintings that day.
It was a massacre.
And it kinda felt like I was doing it to myself in a way.
Maybe to protect myself.
In fact that was the only reason I did it.
To protect myself.
Then, after all the madness was over,
I made collages with the scraps
which are now sold in the form of magnets,
I love this one. Also, all the scraps are gone too now.
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So I guess it doesn’t matter really.
A bunch of good art was lost.
But you can buy Acrylic Canvas Prints of These and Others, too..
And I can destroy it because it’s my own property.
I made it.
I can do whatever I want with it.
I wouldn’t ever put myself in that position again.
So I am one of the artists who destroyed their own work.
I did it on purpose, because I thought someone was trying to steal it and kidnap me to be honest.
Anyways, it’s a crazy world out there.
And you have to be careful.
Art can be priceless.
And there are some really greedy and evil people in the world.
That’s why I make digital art now.
That’s my story.
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