Franck de Las Mercedes

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What starts as a sheet of paper used as a palette to mix colors for the larger works, evolves into a birghtly colored, palette knife painted flower. I was wondering why this obsession with flowers, but then I came across this quote by Corita Ken: ”Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.”
It’s like seeing old friends!  TY @pebeo    for supporting the @peaceboxes  @pebeopaints
The new work since the fire. Though I’ve never really made art based on ideas, since the fire it has been most challenging to sit down and even think about where to begin or what route to take creatively. So I decicded (like a writer) to work from the gut using the subject matter, imagery that continues to emerge along with random words or phrases: “Nothing left, stripped, rebirth, dark, vulnerable, only the self.” It almost feels as if I’m looking through debris in the middle of smoke and ashes. Something I was not allowed to do at The Plank and wished I had.   I’m not really sure or trying to make sense of what the subconscious is doing or throwing at me, but I’m gonna continue to trust the process. I’m also not censoring myself and that’s definitely a big step. To see the new work:
http://franckdelasmercedes.com/

"Don’t just imagine the possibilities. Go after them!"

- Franck De Las Mercedes

Happy Earth Day! #fragile  @peaceboxes #earthday #awareness
Feliz Día de la Tierra - #fragil 
#diadelatierra @peaceboxes #FDLM
#Egografía Móvil : with new #Painting “Operating Manual for Not Quitting” #art #FranckDeLasMercedes
Let me check my notes… #artjournal : #art & #doubt

#videosketch : The #art wave is back! I am #FDLM and I approve this mess. #Metal tunes provided by #Loudness.

#SubwayLines : Corrido. 
Thoughts, observations and scattered verse captured on an NYC train ride.
#KindFlower 
8 x 10 inch Limited edition FDLM print. 
Signed & numbered edition of 100. $30.00 *Free S&H!
Proceeds will fund The Peace Boxes project and help us rebuild our lives. 
To purchase: http://franckdelasmercedes.com/gallery/print-shop
or contact: nicolab(at)franckdelasmercedes.com
La Nicolita & Celso shout out #Fabergé #thebigegghuntny @ #RockefellerCenter #EasterSunday #NYC #FDLM
Live Flower 
8 x 10 inch Limited edition FDLM print. 
Signed & numbered edition of 100. $30.00 *Free S&H!
Proceeds will fund The Peace Boxes project and help us rebuild our lives. 
To purchase: http://franckdelasmercedes.com/gallery/print-shop
or contact: nicolab(at)franckdelasmercedes.com
2 months later,  my first large #collage #Painting since the fire.  I call it “The #Art Maker (perils and a rewards)” #FranckDeLasMercedes #NYC 2014
Franck de las Mercedes, Post No Bills Egg, 2014 on Paddle8

Post no bills is a tribute to the walls of New York City that are hosts to ads, street art and urban decay.