This week’s Artist Spotlight is on artist Inherit My Breaking Wind
- Where did the name “Inherit My Breaking Wind” come from?
“Basically I wanted a name that poked fun at something dominating public interest while at the same time not taking myself too seriously/ keeping myself immune from the same criticism. It was a riff on the play “Inherit the Wind.” The play being about a teacher willing to go to jail for teaching evolution in spite of faith-based laws. I wanted to create art that opined on the current zeitgeist….in contrast to the play, I’m taking no real risk in “breaking wind” on how seriously people are taking whatever subject is at hand; then, in turn “breaking wind” on the my own position. ”
2. Can you describe your art aesthetic?
” I would say my aesthetic is visual non sequiturs that incorporate my obsession with pop culture as the symbology. All of which is told through a narrative of someone in a state arrested development at age 16.”
3. What is your favorite art piece you created and why?
” Most of my work is a means of working through something and usually isn’t something I revisit much afterwards. In terms of my favorite art pieces they aren’t my own and are inspiring and sentimental. That said, my favorite piece of my own is an oil painting I made of my dog Capone—he was really sick and I finished the painting the morning of the day he passed. It’s nothing special aesthetically but it makes me well up when I look at it (he was my sidekick for a long time as well as across some significant life moments)”
4. Where do you get your inspiration from?
“It’s all over the place and runs the gamut between a reaction to topical events to stupid observations. Always at the core is the pop culture I love as the vehicle for the story (traditional symbols never meant as much for me as random pop references….which I guess illustrates my perspective that nothing is sacred and these pop culture symbols that are equally meaningless).
thank you so much for the interview. If you like to see more of his works please visit the sites above. As well as his IG account:
Until next time!