Friday, April 30, 2010

I'm stuck at the library trying to write some papers before Founders Day, so I won't get a post done for today-- big apologies. By Monday, most of my non-art work is over for a bit, so I'll finally finish up some big projects-- one of which will certainly be a solid example of the phrase "you've really outdone yourself"

^suffering @ the library-- what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger

Monday, April 26, 2010

mj book pt. 1


^hanging out w/ orphans in africa

Here's a little sketch and a primitive print that I'll be using to make my final printmaking project. Once again, the final assignment is to make a book of prints. Last semester, the book I made was just variations on the same aesthetic, and had no real narrative-- except possibly "ignorant appropriation of native american iconography" or "a google images adventure". So, this time, I decided to try and tell a bit of a story and make a book about Michael Jackson's travels in the 90s. Expect about 10 of them overall.

Friday, April 23, 2010

bikini girl^3/smooth sailing

some new prints. expect many more prints in the next few weeks.
it's familiar subject matter, but trust me, there are some STRANGE new things coming up.

Monday, April 19, 2010

!!!!happy birthday goody!!!!

The Palmer Gallery isn't open yet, for me to take my awesome camera-phone photos of my prints, so I'll add them later. However, to keep things topical, here are some pieces of birthday advice that relate to everyone, but specifically my sister who turns 18 today!
It seems like people usually tell you to act like a princess/queen/etc. on your birthday, but I feel like it's better to use that special day to live dangerously and/or without morals, so here are my b-day rules:
-get away with murder
-go where no man has gone before
-let them know who's boss
-paint the town red
-play with fire
-pull out all the stops
-remember, possession is 9/10 of the law

On a separate note, this morning, I held a door open for a dog to walk through it. It was THE BEST

Friday, April 16, 2010

happy birthday mommy/get me my camera cord plz

Unfortunately, my camera cord still hasn't arrived in the mail. I'd be mad at my Mom for not taking care of that, but since she's turning the big 5-0 tomorrow, it's all good.
If you're going to be in the Vassar area between now and Wednesday, check out the Printmaking show at the Palmer Gallery. It's got some pretty cool prints made by this and last semester's students. I made the labels for everyone's work, so if you have problems reading them, it's my fault.
It'll be such smooth sailing for me once I get my camera cord back, since I now have this nice little stockpile of things to post about!

(clues for what's coming up)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


I left my camera cord at home after taking photos of my sister and her prom posse and I'm still waiting for it to arrive in the mail, so I can't post pictures of the new prints I've made yet.
In the meantime here's a little sneak preview of my upcoming short video that corresponds to the backpack project. It's all so cryptic at the moment, but it'll come together eventually.

(the cast)

(the opening line, pre and post modification)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

coming soon

Here's the finished boat picture from Monday. Not quite done yet

For the next couple of weeks, there probably won't be anything really big to post about because a lot of my time will be spent working on my next sculpture assignment, which is to revisit an old project so that it's ready to be in an art show.
I'm making a video that goes along with the backpack setup, but it might be awhile before there's anything tangible. For example, all I've really done so far is "solicit help from others" and "select the wardrobe"-- very important steps, but not too compelling to blog about. I wish I were working on something where I could build something solid and bring some instant gratification.
I wanted to make a sequel to "All The Proms" that, this time, would tell the heartwarming story of a Nigerian email scam, but that plan got shot down because it was bending the rules too much-- tragic. Mark my words: One day, I shall make this project happen.

Also, sorry for letting the good old schedule fall by the wayside once again, but I'm heading home for the weekend to hang out with my Dad and see my sister go to prom, so I might not be able to have a post ready for Monday. I have this plan to make something a little odd while I'm home, so I'm thinking I'll actually get something together.

Monday, April 5, 2010

nautical sketch

Here's the start to the newest boat battle picture. It's way repetitive. I just was feeling tapped out of ideas and found these cool drawings of the Sino-Japanese War, so it seemed like a good idea to make something based on them. I promise, this one will look pretty different than the others once it's finished. Plus, while working on this, I concluded that I should probably add Maritime Law School to my list of intriguing post-grad plans.

My apologies for not having much despite taking a week off. It was the first warm weather weekend, so my work ethic was really lacking, but I'll get my act together and start being productive.

Friday, April 2, 2010

no post/feelings in a box

I didn't really finish anything of interest this week, and I have to go spend all day at Bard, so I have nothing to post for today. However, I have a pretty free weekend, so I'll get back on track and make something significant for Monday that'll make up for my week off.

^(Martin Creed, Work No. 336 Feelings, 2005)
in the meantime, for my class at Bard, part of the final assignment was to select a few works from their museum's art collection-- a very cool opportunity. here's one of the pieces I picked (+ a pic of how it looks when it's set up). I thought it looked pretty cool all dismantled.