Hallway Pacer

Adam SturchTruth or ConsequencesUnited States

2015Graphite on paper

35 x 27 cm

This is a dark work for me, many nights in the mental hospital, the patients, inmates is a more accurate term. Pace the hall. Waiting for the cigarette break, and to keep their muscles from atrophy. Not being social, i would stand up and down on the chair, one leg at a time, and do pushups alternating. Then draw and read, trying to reign in my mind. This drawing is very significant for me, it was a nightmare i don't ever care to revisit. I believe maintaining ones balance, with body and spirit are essential to psychological health. Heart, balls and brain are all connected, going against your heart, forcing the body to submit to the brain, putting it in control, is a hopeless adventure. The body and heart, are as essential to our knowledge, and our place in reality, as our brains. This is the threat to our lives. We all face it. We all operate in our society in relation to a system. Now is the system going to eat you up and relieve you of your humanity or are you going to be able to use the system to human purposes? … If the person doesn't listen to the demands of his own spiritual and heart life and insists on a certain program, you're going to have a schizophrenic crack-up. The person has put himself off center. He has aligned himself with a programmatic life and it's not the one the body's interested in at all. And the world's full of people who have stopped listening to themselves.

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Relevant skills;
I have been a independent working artist in a wide variety of mediums for over fifteen years.

Employment history(gallery history);
1. 1998. N.M. state art competition. 1st place. Certificate presented by Bill Redmond state congressman. Piece hung in Washington capitol for one year.
2. 2001. Show at dark Melina gallery, Denver Colorado.
3. 2004. Show at Zook gallery, Denver Colorado.
4. 2006. Show at Block 7, Denver Colorado.
5. 2009. Show at Taza Cafe, Taos New Mexico.
6. 2012. Two paintings shown in YOA (young ambassadors of opportunity) Ethiopian fundraiser. Denver Colorado.
7. 2012. Two paintings on display at Raton Aquatic Center, Raton New Mexico.

GED received at Emily Grifith School Of Opportunity, Denver Colorado.
Rocky Mountain College Of Art and Design, Denver Colorado.

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