Andy York
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  • Oswego, IL
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With A Gun And A Pack Of Sandwiches

"Resident Curator. Thank you for the kind words. They are much appreciated."
Nov 29, 2014
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With A Gun And A Pack Of Sandwiches

"Curator’s Comments:    One feels compelled to take a closer look at a thumb nail titled With A Gun And A Pack of Sandwiches.  The humorous title seems to be of the vein of the ‘whole enchilada’, and certainly does…"
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Andy York replied to Maureen Spinale's discussion 'Critique' in the group NEW! Art Critique Gallery and Forum
"This forum is awesome! I think its a great resource for us to get feedback on work and see what others are looking at in our work. Maureen, I can only speak for myself from my own perspective... I really like being able to see all of the pokes,…"
Feb 28, 2012
Andy York replied to Eric Beavers's discussion 'Anyone have some suggestions on other ways to represent distance for this type of painting?' in the group NEW! Art Critique Gallery and Forum
"Hi Eric, I'm wondering what it is you are truly trying to achieve? As a painting, is your true goal to be as realistic as possible? Is this a work in progress or is it finished? What is it in the distance you are trying to achieve? Is it…"
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Men don't cry. Men don't show emotion. Men handle their own problems…

I grew up in rural New York, near the St. Lawrence River. My family used wood stoves as our main source of heat, within a 150 year old uninsulated farm house. My little brother and I used a chainsaw to cut-up logs, blocked wood with a 12 lb. steel splitting maul, and hauled it into the house—all part of a normal winter. My Dad exemplifies the rugged man—a bridge construction worker, welder, mechanic, hunter, wrestler, US Army Staff Sergeant and motorcycle rider. He often wears a flannel shirt in the middle of winter with the sleeves rolled and a vest, while chewing on a cigar. I was often afraid of my Dad. Traditional country values characterized my childhood. The man of the house is seen as the provider, and never talks about feelings. I remained quiet.

My parents have always supported my artistic ability, it is in the family. Shy, quiet and independent, I can easily sit and draw for hours. The process of creating art has become my way showing the world my inner thoughts and feelings. I do not have the ability to easily express emotions in words. My work is often done with india ink; it forces me to commit to a present state of mind because it cannot be erased. Black and white allows a greater focus on discovering raw emotions. The use of color provides a transition from discovery into the ability to express those emotions. The detail in my work is an attempt to maintain some sort of control over what I am experiencing. I believe all artists need to have a good understanding of craftsmanship.

The creative process gives me an outlet for constructively understanding myself and my surroundings. It is like therapy. Influenced by nature, my work often takes on organic forms. I struggle with masculine stereotypes; the need to have the biggest truck, the badass Harley, or the macho personality. I wrestle with the popularity of the extrovert and the ability to speak a thousand words a minute. I fear not being able to converse with people in an intelligent manner. I will continue the process of bringing peace and understanding to the world inside my head; it allows me to function. I am learning how to talk about feelings.

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At 9:44pm on January 15, 2012, Andy York said…

Brand new here. I'm a graphic designer by trade but have been working on building more art for myself at home. This looks like a promising site for information.

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Men don't cry. Men don't show emotion. Men handle their own problems…

I grew up in rural New York, near the St. Lawrence River. My family used wood stoves as our main source of heat, within a 150 year old uninsulated farm house. My little brother and I used a chainsaw to cut-up logs, blocked wood with a 12 lb. steel splitting maul, and hauled it into the house—all part of a normal winter. My Dad exemplifies the rugged man—a bridge construction worker, welder, mechanic, hunter,…

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