It was said that over the course of time, science and logic replaced magic and that those who practiced the mystical arts had become obsolete.
Recently, as technology has advanced and computers are making things easier, the fine artist and illustrator are suffering the same fate. However, the computer is only as creative as the one who programs it. No matter what tools and contraptions are developed to improve the work place, it will always take the human mind to form the original idea.
Almost everything we depend on to get through life started with a simple sketch from an artists hand. The cars we drive, the houses we live in have been turned into a reality by simply putting them down on paper. For most creative people, these thoughts come at any given moment. Some of the most earth shattering concepts happened by accident. Very often ideas develop faster than one might like them to and with the economy being at such a low point, and jobs in the various artistic fields becoming sparser everyday, creative people are being forced to find an outlet in other ways . .
Such is the story of Artist, Pete Sprankle, who currently resides in L.A., California. After studying art while growing up in the New York area, Pete transplanted himself to the west coast in search of something more. Exhausted from hearing people say that he wouldnt become famous until he was dead, he sought other avenues for which to express himself. In the same way that David Bowie once said the artists of his generation went into music, Pete realized that the artists of his generation were showing their creative ideas through film. He has since wrote, produced, directed and starred in an independent feature film called Leon Twelve, which he is currently shopping for distribution.
But painting is his true love, as well as his true forte and as they say, time will prove the rest.
Contact Pete Sprankle for more information on his art or his film at Leontwelve@aol.com.