A chat with Ron Kibble…painter, photographer and himself as his subject.

PAINTING3As an artist where do you find inspiration for your work? 

I work everyday so just about anything is fair game. Whether is a dream I had, or someone may say something that makes a image pop into my head or something on television. Most of my work comes from events from my past then mixed with whats happening around me now. I always have an image in my head waiting to get out.

 

Who are your influences creatively? 

My life is my biggest influence. I can’t say that any one person or artist has had an influence on me. The philosophy of the Beat and Dadaism has had an impact on me. I like cave drawings and hieroglyphics because they were like the equivalent of graffiti of the time with a message. I’d also add that, I can’t say he has a direct influence on me now, but as a little boy I had a thing for Picasso.

 

ronphotoA lot of your pieces are very homoerotic driven on a darker but whimsical side. Is there a specific message you’re trying to convey with your work?

All my work has layers of meaning some of it deeply personal or hidden some obvious or superficial. In a way I whould explain alot of my work like meeting a stranger for the first time and as you get to know them you seen the layers of them. You may meet someone that’s a wise cracker but as you get to know them their is a dark side, a spiritual side and so on.

 

Would you say that your style of painting has a cool 80’s feel?

I can’t say that I see that but I have been told that and compaired to a famous 80’s painter. In the 80’s it was an “anything go’s” attitude and people where seaching for something new I think. So in that aspect maybe. I don’t put limitations on my art  and once a painting is done, I’m on to the next. If I am out of canvas I will grab an older painting and paint over it.

 

How would you describe your work?

A message in a bottle…lol.

 

PAINTING2Whats your preferred medium?

I do poetry, photography and some proformance art but my trur love is in my painting. I love the mark it leaves. I remember the first time I went to an art museum and I was standing in front of a Monet painting and more than just the image itself, I was drawn to the individual brush strokes. I work with acrylic paint decause it suits my temperament and ideologies.

 

How large is the biggest piece you’ve painted and how long did it take you from start to finish?

The largest painting I ever did on canvas was about 8 feet high and 16 wide. I worked on in off and on for about a week. I did a piece on an alley wall behind my the apartment I was living once that I would add to every day for about a year. I dont have any clue how big it was but by the time I moved to a new place it was huge. I would love to do a billboard size paintings.

 

There’s alot of “bone and wing” symbolism in your work. What is that reference? 

Its heaven and earth, saint and sin…having the ability to fly but one wing has been scalpt by the enemy with in our self

 

PAINTINGS5Are you mass marketing yourself and your work and if so where could aperson find and purchase any of your creations?

I’m on twitter, tumbler, Instagram, Facebook and at ronkibble.com where you can find my original art work, poster’s and t shirts.

 

How much time do you spend on your photography? And which came first, painting or photography?

I spend between 8 and 16 hours on my work each day. I started with my poetry then painting then added photography then performance art

 

Your photographic images are a beautifully dark and haunting. Would you say that best describes who you are?

All my work is a reflection of who I am. I’m making art as a cathartic experience for me.

 

ronniephoto2Is your photography self portrait focused?

All my work has been self portrait focused even when my image is not in the image of me, it still represents who I am.

 

Some of your images bring to mind a bit of Robert Mapplethorp? What doyou think of his work?

I think he was a ground breaking photographer. Personally, I don’t see the visual connection to his work but I would be honoured to be seen in the same light as him.

 

You as the recurring photographic subject, Would you describe yourself as an exhibitionist?

Hahaha! I would consider my self as an exhibitionist but more of the soul than the flesh.

 

PAINTING4If somebody was interested in your work how could they get in touch with you?

Most people contact me through social media like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram but I can also be reached though email. serpentdown@gmail.com

 

Do you have upcoming exhibits you’d like to mention?

I have two incoming shows in Norway one at the end of April and another in June.16,

 

Whats your favorite body part of the male form?

LOL…my favorite body part is the penis.

 

Great choice!

Please check out Ronnies work at ronkibble.comRonnieK

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Jon Shield…playful pup “Midnight” and adult media star…

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Tell me about how you were introduced to the PUP community and was it something you sought out?

I was introduced via a few paths, the first was the purchase of a pup tail for me and my boy friend at the time “Chad.”  When his relationship grew with a daddy handler type in another city I started exploreing it via the  internet and friends online, then I made a trip to visit a friend in San  Francisco and while there I met the man who would become my first alpha “Saber”. From that meeting and mentorship grew the pup that is here now, still growing but also helping others learn.

 

How long have you been a pup?

2 years

 

What is your pup name?

Midnight

 

PJShieldsPUP24 2Was the name Midnight bestowed upon you or did you name yourself?

The name was given to me by the before mentioned Alpha, Saber, after we had been together for a few months.

 

Do you have strong connection somehow with canines? 

I love bio pups .. I’m super playful with them, but very nervous around Dobermans since childhood.   

 

Explain to me what the pup lifestyle means to you and what satisfaction  you get from being a pup?

It’s a release for the playfulness that’s in me its a way for me to let go of all the outside world and just let people see the pure me without the boundaries that are placed on all of us .

 

Are you part of a pack and if so is there a certain hierarchy thats established within the group?

I am in a pack that is very new and is mainly a brotherhood that consitses of Pup Turbo and myself as the two Alphas and our pups and handlers. Its like two branches of a family tree that join and get stronger as the roots grow.  However, on top of that, I have a brother bond with several other pups in the community and we are constantly learning from each other and caring for each other. So a call out to my brother pups Champ, Wolf, Ruck, Amp, Brix and Atlas. Licks to all.

 

PJShieldsPUP14 2What is your role sexually as Midnight with a partner?

That totally depends on the person I am with. Midnight can be submissive for the right alpha but he also has a very strong alpha side himself. I’m a switch so it’s a lot about how the other approaches me and how my mood plays with that affection.

 

Have you ever been interested in Cosplay or being a plushie?

I am interested in furries but not really into cosplay, I just want a big furry wolf to play with.

 

Can you suggest any online groups or communities one could become involved with if they were looking to be a pup?

 I would say look on Facebook at the region your in, most of the major city have a pup group.

 

You’re also a well know adult film actor. Do you bring your pup persona to  that part of your life?

Midnight is always around, its the playful side of me, but its also the shy side. So on screen you really only see it come when I let out a bark or growl when I’m really enjoying what my scene partner is doing to me.

 

PJshieldsPUP72 2How many studios have you worked for and how long have you been involved with adult media?

I have worked in the industry for almost two years with quite a few studios from Treasure Island Media, Dick Wadd, Barebackthathole would be some of the larger ones. I’m also excited to be shooting with Butch Dixon again soon.

 

Lastly, if someone wanted to follow you or find out any other information  regarding your films where should they go? Twitter, Facebook, etc?

@jonshieldxxx on twitter,  jonshieldxxx on Tumblr and  woofwuf on instagram

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