Friday, February 26, 2010

snow day

I said that I had all these goals, and this post would feature the conclusion to the newest boat drawing, as well as something new. Unfortunately, some things got in the way of my goals (treacherous snow, the winter olympics, MTVs 16 and pregnant, reading the wrong chapters/a really unfortunate syllabus misinterpretation)
Instead, here are some screenshots I made while I should have been working on a paper. Clearly, I'm suffering from an extreme case of cabin fever.

i wish i had a cool celeb promoting my cell provider. all t-mobile ever had was catherine zeta jones. poor choice

"walk, talk, surf" vs. "laugh, dance, conquer"

Now I have this lingering desire to make some sort of installation piece loosely based on Luke Wilson and the at&t/verizon war. Unfortunately, I think I'm serious about this
I'll either make a real post over the weekend, or Mondays post will be LOADED with legitimate content.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

sexual napalm (™ john mayer) pt. 1

Here's a new boat-picture I started this weekend. Sorry for doing another one. I have a critique coming up, and some professors seem to want more of them. This one does feature more modern, Vietnam war inspired boats, so I guess that's vaguely different.
I've done most of the hard parts already, and I've set some solid goals for myself this week, so I'll post more than the finished version of this on Friday.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

things fall apart pt. 2 ("no longer @ ease")

Here are some different photos of the new sculpture project. Sorry if it's really repetitive (although the red one did undergo some changes since the last time I took pictures of it). I guess I was just really into documenting this one because I had to take it apart and throw it away pretty soon after it was critiqued.
For this assignment, we were supposed to make two sculptures, both dealing with weight. One of them was supposed to be figurative. The other one was supposed to be abstract. I was thinking of weight not really like a vertical force (like lifting/falling/supporting), but more as a horizontal push where gravitational spreading would make the boxes fall fall apart and fail to contain their respective fillings.
I manipulated the rules and didn't make two distinct pieces. Instead, I treated the slanted boxes like the figurative sculpture and their fillings as the more abstract part. For the figurative aspect, I wanted each one to represent an organ in the human body during an autopsy that had been sliced up, inspected, and then stitched back together. Aesthetically, I wanted to do a tiny homage to Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty with the sort of stratification/topographical look that some of them have.
The whole set of boxes boxes/working with plexiglass thing is nothing new for me. But, I'm really into the concept of the new assignment we're getting, so I'll step out of my proverbial comfort zone and learn a totally new skill for that one.
*I really need to focus on work for my non-art classes, and I guess I already fulfilled my 2x a week quota, so there will be no new post on Friday

Monday, February 15, 2010

things fall apart (- okonkwo)

Here's my latest sculpture project. I decided against putting it outside because it didn't look so great there, and there's some freezing rain going on. I'll describe the assignment a little bit and take some different pictures pretty soon.

Friday, February 12, 2010

and they say romance is dead

While in the printmaking studio, I found some scraps of linoleum and just couldn't resist the urge to make some strange, Valentine's Day themed, linocut prints. In case the 3 I've made so far weren't inspirational enough, there are 2 or 3 more that I'll finish once my hand hurts less.

^"Walk, Talk, Surf w/ u"--One for Luke Wilson to give and/or receive

^treason=ultimate sign of comittment

^A Philadelphia-area phrase, often used in text message situations. I'm not sure what it exactly means, but I'm sure it's mad romantic.

Monday, February 8, 2010

quest III/desktop cleanup

I thought I'd have made enough progress on my latest sculpture project to have something to show for today, but that didn't really work out. This time, the assignment is entitled "Weight. I Can't Figure This Out"-- which is scarily appropriate.
So, for now, here are some photos of things that'll probably show up up in things I make soon.

Friday, February 5, 2010

armada II pt. 2

Here's the finished boat picture. Sorry for the delay. I'm taking a class that meets at Bard, and we sort of had a double-header this week, so I was gone for a lot of the day. I'll have some new stuff for Monday-- perhaps something sculpture-related.