Gregg Lauer | United States | 2015 | 15:00
I was flying high on a very successful art career, my paintings selling well, living the artist’s dream in Boulder, Colorado. Filled with daring and replete with connections I moved to California to hit it big. I did not. Eight months later, after a complete failure to launch and the utter inability to paint, I admitted defeat and let go of my artistic dreams and aspirations. Clawing my way back to Colorado, trying to escape the nightmare of California, my vehicle broke down twice on the Nevada border and I gave up. Out of the ashes of self-defeat, stranded in café in the desert, a mysterious event occurred by which the following 20 years of art-making were completely inspired.