Frank Vincent Zappa (1940-93): Hailing from Baltimore, MD, Frank Zappa (FZ) headed to California at age ten. During high school began a garage band, Soul Giants, eventually evolving to The Mothers of Invention. From this moment the trail he blazed was strewn with adjectives that would follow him to the last. He and his works have oft been described as bizarre, grotesque, freaky, gross, voracious, offensive and self absorbed. To one degree or another these concepts rang true, as he was a 'fringe artist'. His quick wit and scathing satire brought into question issues of music, politics, the church, education, there were no lines he wouldn't cross. This wasn't a matter of effect but articulately and thoughtfully expressed, at a time when the credo of the 60's was to question all. Whether the making of music or discussing social issues, his mind was his tool of choice. Lasting musical influences were Stravinsky, Stockhausen and Varesi, he has composed many orchestral works himself. His iconoclastic style and multi-level way of thought, some day will begin peppering the lecterns of world powers.
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A native of Baltimore, MD, Ive made N.Y.C. my home for more than half my life. I occupy a space between a world as it is, and one cloaked in personal aspirings of a world where the tension fraught relationship between Nature & humanity may evolve to one guided more by long-term possibilities of preservation, rather than a short-sighted possibility of profit. Contrasts of Nature & humanity often join forces in ways that are prophetic as to the conceptual gulf separating the two. These tensions are primary to my efforts at creating a visual discourse, one where what is, is matrix to possibilities of what might be. Visual formalities, and narrative content are not mutually exclusive, but form an osmotic linking of the two. While Nature & humanity form concerns primary to this presentation of works, some embrace subject matter beyond such issues.
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||He would have approved of this I think! david: )