My name is David Boggus. I was born in Wiesbaden Germany on October 6, 1984. When I was 3 months old my family moved to the US. We moved back to Germany when I was 14 months then moved to Maryland for 4 months when I was 2 1/2. My sister was born there. We moved back to Germany and lived there until I was 4. We finally settled in Utah. My mother and father got a divorce when I was 5 and he remarried a year or two later. My Mom, my sister and I lived in Utah until I was 13. My father moved to West Virginia where he was from. When I was 13 we moved to La Crosse Wisconsin where I have been ever since.
I got married on May 26, 2001 at the age of 16, yes 16. My wife, Mandy, was pregnant with our first child. Jason was born on August 26, 2001. After I graduated high school in 2003 I began to attend the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse, Mandy went to Western Wisconsin Technical College in La Crosse. Our second child, Heather, was born on November 15, 2004. Our third child, Joshua, is due January 28, 2007.
“Every person always finds in each work of art only that for which his sole has prepared him. There in lies the strength and inexhaustible quality of a work of art”.-Alexj Jawlensky
This quote means that many people can look at a painting and each of them will come up with a different explanation of what the painting means. There is only one way to know what the artist was thinking when the painting was painted, and that is for the artist to actually explain it using words. Some artists do this while others do not on purpose in order to have people come up with their own meanings to the work
There are many reasons for making art, but all art falls into two basic categories: personal and social.
I thought about this for a long time and I have decided that I am not very artistic. Actually I already knew that. My favorite type of art would have to be aesthetic art. Aesthetic art is all about finding beauty. Abstract art finds beauty in actual world objects. The objects are sometimes distorted to make them more beautiful. Non-objective is about finding beauty in things other than real world objects. I find beauty in nature so any art that I would attempt to create would probably be abstract. The picture to the left is one that I painted when I was a freshman in high school. I took different pictures of mountains and put them together and then painted that as my background.
So this is a project that was assigned by BPJ (Beloved Professor Joel). The idea is that we have to take 16 hours worth of pictures starting from a few minutes after we get up until 16 hours have passed. The pictures must be taken exactly 1 hour after the other. Each picture must contain me or at least a part of me, and some significant object. The idea is that you learn about me from the pictures and the descriptions that go along with each one. I hope you like it.