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#TheAccessoriesSeries Artist's Statement on Behance
#TheAccessoriesSeries Artist's Statement on Behance
Please check out my updated presentation... http://www.behance.net/gallery/TheAcc...es/8879633

I've been thinking a lot about originality and it's links to social interaction. Because people don't know how to relate to something new, they tend to respond to what they know. There's no risk looking like a social oddball when you like something that everybody else likes, no matter how mundane it might be. Having the courage to lead the pack and be original is a rare commodity, and ultimately it kind of feels like failure because being way out in front, you're all alone.

“When you're socially awkward, you're isolated more than usual, and when you're isolated more than usual, your creativity is less compromised by what has already been said and done. All your hope in life starts to depend on your craft, so you try to perfect it. One reason I stay isolated more than the average person is to keep my creativity as fierce as possible. Being the odd one out may have its temporary disadvantages, but more importantly, it has its permanent advantages.”
― Criss Jami

Being a reclusive workaholic, I'm so glad that my wife, Cathy, asked me to get out of the house and go with her to our local jewelry store so that she could get her watch battery replaced. You never know what you'll encounter that might be the inspiration for a whole new direction in your creative life. This bling-bling pic that I captured with my iPhone was one of several synchronistic thoughts and events that started the ball rolling with #TheAccessoriesSeries. I was totally drawn to the collection of symbol shapes and how they represent the culture: Jesus, hand grenades, a Playboy "Bunny" logo, handguns, crowns, soccer balls, a Star of David, battle axes, praying hands, dollar signs, padlocks, anchors, boxing gloves, hearts, New York Yankee's logo, Christian crosses, a Superman logo, dog tags, Da Vinci's "Last Supper," demons, and shamrocks. What a mix!

Thank you, in advance, for your interest, appreciation and support.
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on June 14, 2013 12:00pm
I posted this for the folks that don't follow me on Facebook or Google+... ;-)
Catspaws commented on June 14, 2013 12:04pm
certainly an interesting combination of items and iconic ideas
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on June 14, 2013 12:07pm
Thanks, Cat!
:: GaleStorm Artworks :: commented on June 14, 2013 2:18pm
Lizzy Pe commented on June 14, 2013 2:23pm
Abby Hope Skinner commented on June 14, 2013 2:27pm
Bling! Great observation/interpretation, Wayne!
Klara Acel commented on June 14, 2013 2:28pm
oh, yes... what a mix!!! love it, Wayne!
Mary Kilbreath commented on June 14, 2013 3:45pm
I like your narrative and process. Keep on creating!
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on June 15, 2013 6:10am
Thanks, Gale, Lizzy, Abby, Klara and Mary! ;-)
Óscar S. Cesteros commented on June 15, 2013 10:34am
Uhm, it's Pop art, but in the different way, of course. Interesting words
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on June 15, 2013 10:48am
Thanks, Óscar! I kind of think of it as UnPop Art. ;-)
Laertis Art commented on December 1, 2013 5:40pm
Sweet image concept designs, symbols, popcorn, culture and religion ~ lovely iconic media clash up mash up!