John Ware - Artwork

I MAKE ART OBJECTS
IN MANY WAYS
WITH MANY TOOLS
AND SOMETIMES
WITH NO TOOLS AT ALL.
I’VE BEEN A SPRAY PAINT JUNKIE
FOR 30 OR 40 YEARS,
I’M A CLOSET TAGGER.
THESE HEARTS
ARE JUST GRAF WITH
A SIMPLE ICON.
PAINTING EGGS WITH KRYLON
IS A FAVORITE.
THAT’S ANOTHER SIMPLE ICON,
BUT, IN THE CASE OF THE EGGS,
I PAINT ON THEM…
NOT OF THEM.

ART IS A DANGEROUS BUSINESS.
INCLUDED IN THIS SECTION IS A FILM.
IT’S A SPEECH I DELIVERED
AT POMONA COLLEGE
IN THE SPRING OF 2006,
BUT I DELIVERED IT
IN VIDEO.
WHY?
I’M SHY.
IT TELLS A GOOD STORY,
AND I’M SORRY IT TAKES
AS LONG AS IT DOES.
PUBLIC SPEAKING IS AN
ESPECIALLY
DANGEROUS BUSINESS.
IT’S ALL ARTIFICIAL.