// be awkward.
i am the guy who is not like the others. i don’t have a fancy business title or job description. i must prove myself everyday by making something and hopefully creating an obsession you’re compelled to exchange money for. sometimes i feel like i can’t afford my own work. or that what i do or who i am does not matter. i feel like a 70’s shrinky dink experiment, wrapped up and packaged for show and a bit of entertainment, only to melt down when the temperature rises and the oven light goes on.
small talk is a big task. people persons are bacteria in my world. i am not one, and i tend to avoid them like the bird flu. i suppose we all have the same amount of words to use in a day – but i would gladly give you some of mine to use if you like.
i am awkward. but i have come to realize we all are in some way. that awkwardness has set me up for success to impact others in my own unique way. as i think upward while others may think down or go left when some go right i often create surprise and intrigue. my strong opinions have lead to precise and unusual ways of making something different than the next person. being the odd one out in a world of khaki’s and blue oxfords gives me enough attention to showcase my trade.
awkwardness in one season has set me up for success in another.
i am real. this is the most difficult thing for me to say. it’s difficult to type. it’s harder to say out loud. i want to say more and wow you with vernacular but i am at a loss.
but i am real, i can prove it.
i affect the mood of those who see my compositions of color every day. i know it because they tell me. i inspire. because is see others succeed after sending me a note of thanks.
i sweat. i bleed. my hands tear. my muscles ache. my heart beats and my breath is short. all things that tell me. . .
i am alive.
i am real. i am awkward.
i am real awkward.
be awkward with me.
i’m kent + i’m an artist, but not the tortured kind.
i live by one simple rule. every day.
get off the couch.
show up on time.
work your backside off.
and surprise somebody.
even if it’s yourself.
i’m kenT and i’m an artist and, but not the tortured kind.
i make one of a kind paintings, no two are exactly the same. some are large, some are small. some have words, some have none.
i am on a mission to make the walls of your home, office or secret lair as colorfully composed as you are.