I call myself “Artist” for want of a better term. There is nothing self-evident in my creative work except the compulsion to do it. Through no intention of my own, I have been pointed out as something apart, a five legged calf, a monster. I have never fought for that position, nor do I do so now to keep it. Yet I may as well at times have felt the winds of megalomania sweep across my brow. But I believe myself to be immune. I need only for one second remind myself of the utter unimportance of art in the human world in order to cool myself down again. But that does not mean the compulsion does not remain.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


5 x 7
iron and acrylics on canvas board

(Included in the caffeine press kits)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Sunday, March 23, 2008

five one word self portraits

5" x 7" each
wood, iron, acrylics on canvas board

Included in CAFfeine's Pleased to Meet You press kits.

Monday, March 17, 2008

I Don't Know Karate But I Know Karazy

33" x 36"
iron, bronze, copper, wood & acrylics on canvas

Artist statement:
I despise “The Man” and “Big-Box Stores” but I believe if Vince would have been able to pick up a venti-quadrupple shot-peppermint mocha latte with whipped cream and browse the isles at Michaels and Home Depot before approaching the easel he might not have painted The Potato People, Starry Night or so many sunflowers. But most likely he still would have ended up with that bandage on his ear.

NFS - Artist Private Collection

ORIGINAL ART 2008 Created for "Pleased to Meet You": http://www.caffeinesouth.com/

Saturday, March 15, 2008

A Portrait that Sums Up Melissa Beautifully In One Word

46" x 30"
iron, bronze, copper, barbed wire, glass beads &
acrylic mediums on wood panel

Created for "Pleased to Meet You": http://www.caffeinesouth.com/

All Art, Photos & Text © 2008 Deb Massa.