I remember the controversy San Diego experienced with the large sculptural memory of The Kiss.
I was pleased to see San Diego deciding that it was all right to affirm an identity that echoed Warhol and the San Diego Comic Con. We are popular culture.
But where do we go from here? What's the next step? How do we avoid fawning over the public art of other cities?
I began thinking about Max Eternity.
One of our distant Digital Art Guild [DAG] members had moved from Georgia to San Francisco - that's Max. And I had moved from Brooklyn to San Diego. We are a mobile society. But more and more we deal with that mobility with the internet; it helps to connect us — not only in our individual moves from there to here, but also in connecting our communities of interest across significant physical distance. DAG's exhibits plays off these connections to draw artists together in our San Diego exhibits. Most other Guilds and art groups are San Diego residents.
|Max Eternity /
Mec de Mystery: LEGENDS - Andy Warhol
|Max Eternity / Mec de Mystery: Tribe|
Eternity does not confine his interests to art and design. I again rely on Reach's summary of the various facets of this Eternity: "[He] is a painter, sculptor, inventor, architectural illustrator, industrial designer, dancer, graphic designer, musician, singer, poet, published writer and art theorist, whose many contributions in art, advocacy and education serves as a visionary model of entrepreneurship."
Eternity is also an art contributor to The Huffington Post, an ardent advocate of social issues for Truthout. And he reminds us of our past so that we can pay forward. He wrote the nomination for the Atlanta-Fulton Central Library, designed by Marcel Breuer, to become listed on the 2010 World Memorial Fund's Watch List. And Eternity is currently hosting an art competition to support young artists who are inspired by the significant art history associated with Black Mountain College.
Eternity's digital surreal techno art continues to evolve, both in print and soon-to-be sculpture.
|Max Eternity / Van Goth Techno|
Call them evolved Bauhaus, call them pop-modern, call them minimalist, call them digital mindfulness. Whatever it takes to call attention to some compelling designs for future sculptural objects.I can imagine the Round and Round House being placed in the gentrification of San Diego's eastern area, near to our new central public library or outside Petco Park or the new Charger stadium (whenever that happens).
|Max Eternity / Round and Round House|
|Max Eternity / Zykki 2012b.42|
Yes, a mobile cool pop culture. From San Diego to Eternity.