This very sweet park in the middle of Sacramento, was named after John C. Fremont. But why? His name graces locations all over California. Who was he, and what was his contribution to local and American history? My curiosity dominated my initial response to the Park. I'll be documenting the concept and art making process, and trying to answer my own questions along the way.
The overall purpose to my experience as an artist is the opportunity to learn...about all sorts of different subjects. I've always had an intense curiosity and making art is a means to that end, from the subject matter to location and history to materials. While most of my projects have been for the private sector, in this past year, I've been working on two publicly funded sculptural installations. Since I have a degree in History from UCLA, I tend to gravitate to history or location based concepts as inspiration. If I have a unique emphasis, it's in the amount of research that I conduct on any given project, and most often to an insane and compulsive degree. These blogs give me an opportunity to express this additional involvement, and hopefully, the visitor will be participate. Your comments would be greatly appreciated.