Bill 5onic Fricke

Artist, Musician, and Designer in Jacksonville, North Carolina

Bill 5onic Fricke

Artist, Musician, and Designer in Jacksonville, North Carolina

I believe that I am unique and I'll tell you why. I could get philosophical and say we all are so let me just say that out of all the cookie cutter wanna be creators of visuals I stand out. I do not follow trends I illustrate based on sensing something deeper. Does the piece need to be literal it does if that is what you seek. Will giving you that in any way compromise me? No, I am not a purist and I do not practice absolutism. Life is a shifting current and in order to stay afloat we all have to learn what is means to shift with it. I approach image making openly and am willing to allow things to gel into some unexpected form.

Art is a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Do I believe everything that is created is art? Truthfully no. Just because you create something that is shocking or because you bring things that weren't there before into existence does not mean at least to me that you are creating art. Art I believe should cause someone to delve deeper into the piece of course but also into oneself. I want to intrigue and to maybe cast doubt upon things in your world that may be pre-determined as 'truth.'

For me art is fun and accessible as well as having depth. But you know what they say one man's gold is another person's garbage. And so it should be. Those perceptions are what help us all grow and accept and if that is what art does then I would be more than happy to keep creating.

I have been syndicated as a political/causes/observations/ illustrator for many years with both The LA Times and The Chicago Tribune and on the other extreme pole have made art from wood and multi-media. In between the bipolar sandwich has been many illustrations for music labels, kids books etc. I do not define myself however you can if you choose! To define is to limit and I believe we are limitless although there are times I do doubt that. Conundrum right? Conceptsunami is a way to describe myself. A plethora of ideas and that is what makes me different. I am not a snob nor art follower although I definitely appreciate other creators. Other indie-visuals inspire me to create more and that is the beauty of the visual continuum. If you like the unexpected. If you seek a different way then please do connect.

Thanks for reading. I don't know what brought you here but you and I may be destined to create something that no one has ever seen and that is an adventure worth having and perpetuating.

  • Work
    • I want a creative job(s).
  • Education
    • BFA Communication Design
    • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania