How do creative folk strike a balance between full time work and their creative passions? No one ever said the solution had to be highbrow…
Matt Lauricella, aka Pigeonboy, is a skate inspired artist hailing from Sydney’s west who once described his work as, “a humourous cartoon world filled with colourful, cute characters juxtaposed with scenes of melancholy.”
Since we first profiled Lauricella in issue 03 of The Spit Press back in 2010 he’s been working away 9-5 for the man but also found time to exhibit work in Global Gallery, aMBUSH Gallery and Casula Powerhouse, among others. Not surprisingly, grappling with this perpetual balancing act between full time work and creative outlet, Pigeon’s latest online offerings ‘Daily Musings’ are a tongue in cheek series of sketches mostly catered towards those with skating roots. But don’t be turned off if you’re not a sk8er boi they’re very accessible and will liven up your news feed with a good laugh if nothing else.
When asked about where the series came from Pigeonboy said, “They started out as a way for me to get creative again. I wanted to get back into creating artworks and drawings but I wanted it to be fun. I didn’t want it to be a lot of pressure, I just wanted to come up with the dumbest ideas and do them because they would be the funnest.”
And dumb and fun they are…! You can find the series by hitting up his Facebook page or his tumblr – which also features some behind the scenes .gifs. Have a squiz at a few musings below. Images have been cropped.