spires-artist
35 New Bedford, MA
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My self-summary
I'm James. I'm a graphic designer, abstract mobile artist, and owner of the brand Spires, which is also my artist name. I'm originally from Bristol, RI, but I've been in the New Bedford area for a few years.

I do what I love. I love my life.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a digital, mobile artist. I design abstract patterns, and people buy products with those patterns applied. I take commissions and have done high profile work for some amazing people and companies. I'm extremely busy.

Society6, for example, is great passive income, leaving me to fill the rest of my time with things that interest me. Check it out:

Work/Buy:
http://www.society6.com/spires
http://www.whatisblik.com/blog/2014/01/29/new-geometric-pattern-wall-tiles-by-spires/
http://www.redbubble.com/people/spires
http://www.spires.ws
http://www.facebook.com/spiresdesign
http://www.vandal.com.br/p/1720

Social:
http://www.facebook.com/spires
http://www.instagram.com/spires1776
http://www.twitter.com/spires1776
http://spires.tumblr.com

Attempting to discover connections between personalities and aesthetics.

Immersing myself in whatever mental/artistic/musical pursuit happens to spark my interest.
I’m really good at
Art, design, style, surface design, marketing my brand, composing, printing.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am thin and fit, I have an unusually deep voice. That I'm initially quiet, but once comfortable very direct, well spoken, maybe a bit snarky. I dress very nicely.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movie: Fight Club
TV: LOST
Music:Smashing Pumpkins

Genres: Hard Rock, Horror/Halloween, Self-Indulgent Love Songs, Christmas, Soundtracks, 8-bit Nintendo, chiptune, Video Game remix, 80's Pop, anything epic, emotional, loud and powerful.
The six things I could never do without
1) Color

2) Creativity

3) Design

4) Music

5) Close Friends

6) Technology
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything. I have a constant and unyielding mind, dissecting everything down to its parts and back out to the widest perspective, experiencing all scales and textures in between. I think a lot. I try to learn lessons from everything. I analyze like crazy.

I think about how to grow Spires to be a more successful company, and make more money with my art.

I think about how language is an imperfect means by which we are left to communicate. That our original, inner thoughts are much more varied, textured and rich. Through the lens of language, we cram our delicate and complex thoughts into crude representations. It's like a photo that has been reduced to black and white only, allowing no greys. In this way, we must speak and write in contrast. The more nimble linguistically are able to simulate a kind of verbal halftoning to effect the inner richness that they seek to express.

This is why I choose aesthetics over language. I feel that I am capable of more accurate, subtle, moving, detailed expression than with words.

Aesthetics are powerful. If we could uncover the means by which people have their tastes, we might discover the master key by which people respond in consistent ways. This then could lead to discovering the quintessential 'human song', for instance. This would be a fascinating breakthrough.
On a typical Friday night I am
Since I have an open schedule, Friday night is usually no different than other nights. I go out, stay in, hang with friends, design - whatever suits me at that time.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
'Spires' is an ironic play on my sense of grandiose aesthetics. I love bright teal.
You should message me if
Perhaps you can intrigue me.
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