Friday, November 5, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
This piece, also from my drawing class, is done on drawing paper in colored pencil, pen, maker, charcoal, and sharpie. the rune symbols mean "cosmic self"
This third image is done on drawing paper in pencil, charcoal, colored pencil, pen, sharpie, and marker. The runes in this one mean "accept your roots".
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I have managed to completely clog up my schedule between working four days at Shark Crafts and two days at the Cupcake, spending time with Albert, and caring for my new turtles Bert and Ernie. Not so much time for art as I had hoped. But today I decided to begin a 30 day drawing challenge. Hopefully that will keep me on my toes. And, of coarse, there is a bit of room each day in life for "random acts of art", whether it be sketching/ writing in my notebook, witnessing peculiar happenstances in nature/ in the city, or getting something done, whatever it may be. I try to give myself "projects" at least, whether mental or physical, in order to feel I am staying true to myself in terms of my goals for this summer as well as life in general.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
So, it's been a bit longer than I thought I would take...
But I have been doing much jewelry and art making in preparation and in hopes of finding a way to sell it, most likely a flea market.
On another note, took the day to go to the Brooklyn Museum of Art. They really change that place around! Saw a lot of new stuff.
I felt like I was inside my 20th Century European Art History textbook ... This one is by Michael Angelo Pistoleto from the Italian Arte Povera Movement.
OK - now it is mini rant time.... Debate: Reflective GlassThis is a Francis Bacon painting. He purposely used reflective glass in most of his paintings, in order to have the viewer placed inside the painting along with the figure shown. That being said, it makes for crap photo conditions when some one like me is like "YAY a Francis Bacon - shit I only see myself in the picture...". But really, the purpose of reflective glass for him only served to make the viewer's in-person experience more meaningful and intense. So I still say, YAY Francis Bacon!
On the other hand - the Brooklyn Museum of Art has a selection of European paintings on display in a large room on the 3rd floor, all clumped together in no particular order. This is incredibly poor curation on their part, and it kinda makes me die a little on the inside. The painting I use as an example here is actually quite nice in person - it is called "Golgotha" by Franz Von Stuck. Not only does the Reflective glass ruin picture quality in this case, but it is less pleasing to the viewer up close. The painting is meant to be dark and melancholy, but you can barely see past your own reflection in order to make out the slight differences in color and other things that make this passionate painting work.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
4" x 4.5", has attatched shelf with small piece of plaster for a friend :)
Saturday, April 17, 2010
"Come Stay For a While" by Chottip Nimla-Or and "A Japanese Proverb" by Kevin Suzuki. I was so tempted to walk up and eat one of the treats she had on display, and probably could have after the performances were done and being taken down. Every single prop that wasn't edible was hand made, and I'm pretty sure her costume was too. I only wish she had a little microphone, or that she had projected more, because as she was moving about the space she would repeat "Thank you, thank you" which was a big part of the performance itself. The japanese proverb guy I'm still trying to figure out. I will describe it and maybe you can enlighten me. I admit it was hilarious though. He wore a red dress shirt and black pin-striped suit, with two circles cut out in the back of the pants to reveal his ass. He walked around the space, chin held high, bumping into people and walls. Once he got to one point in the room, he would stop, throw off his shoes, and run screaming across the length of the show room. Any thoughts as to what proverb he is illustrating? Well, anyway...
"Earth, Body, Dwelling" by Lesley Jackson. Very cute and interesting to look at. Probably my favorite piece in the whole show. If she's selling, I wanna buy. Each tooth is made out of dirt, but I have no idea how she put them together or displayed them that way. Really makes you look closer and wonder what the inspiration for this piece was.
"Re-Upholstery" by Tim Mann. This thing was intense, and had a great presence. It stood up all on its own, and the only thing used was packing tape. I mean, it looks like he wrapped the tape around the chair, but then, how did you get it off of said chair, and then put it back together? I was stumped. But I like that.
"Imprinting" by Carson Hoerz. Image transferring is an awesome thing I have yet to try for myself. I am very impressed by people who do it well. Not to mention, those are plaster casts of Starbucks cups, which means they look almost exactly like the real thing, except they are extremely heavy. It really says something about how Starbucks, or just coffee in general, impacts the lives of people that drink it.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Recently two of my classes have been coinciding, since I am studying 20th century european art history, and my Research Studio class is going over modernism. Today a painting came up in Research that we learned about in 20th C Euro, which was Malevich's Suprematist composition of an aeroplane flying. I am not so fond of abstract art, but I quite like this composition because despite the title, it actually looks like an old lady carrying grocery bags. Am I wrong? Take a look. More later, have to get back to class.