A fellow blogger, Mo, asked me where I got my name, Extero/InterCeptive. It’s definitely worth answering but I didn’t think I’d have to answer so soon (thanks again, Mo)!The story is pretty short and sweet. I was looking to ‘brand’ myself as an art writer some time last year. I called myself, The Rambler. It didn’t stick. A rambler is someone who speaks (or writes) just to be heard but not necessarily having anything to say but I couldn’t really think of anything else. So, I stuck with The Rambler for a few months. My girlfriend was the catalyst for the name change. I mean, I’ll be honest, I talk a lot but I try to have a constant dialogue and try to conduct my research before delving into a full on conversation. She felt I needed something to describe the way I experience art and how I interact with folks in the art world. Wanting to be taken seriously but desiring a bit of flair, I came up with the idea of having a sixth sense. Curious to see what would come up when I searched ‘sixth sense’ (other than the M. Night Shyamalan movie), I found the terms exteroceptive and interoceptive. Basically, the terms were analogous to having some extra sensory capability and, well, I’ve always wanted to be a super hero. With a love for the arts, a passion for graphic novels, and fascination with comic book super heroes, I made myself the Extero/InterCeptive art writer. The writer with the sixth sense.
Let’s have some fun, shall we?