Monday, May 31, 2010

mj book pt. 5 (peter pan syndrome edition)

Here are the remaining prints from the Michael Jackson printmaking final project. These ones are really the worst ones. Sorry I didn't make anything truly new yet-- I blame Memorial Day weekend for my lack of productivity.
Now that I'm pretty much out of old things to post about, I've gotta step up, move on, and make something new for Friday.

^at a press conference with a young friend

^on a plane with Donald Trump, flying to meet Ryan White

^en Afrique

Friday, May 28, 2010

mj book pt. 4

Here are three more Michael Jackson prints. Sorry for coasting on stuff I made during finals and being so repetitive.
I'm starting a new, kind of "crafty" project that I'll be able to show for Monday's post. I was going to start working on that last night to have something ready for today, but, unfortunately, I got involved with this series of dares/calling bluffs that all culminated in me seeing Sex and the City 2-- poor choice.


^on a go-cart

^with Whitney Houston

Monday, May 24, 2010

mj book pt. 3

Here are some more prints from the Michael Jackson print book. Sorry if it seems like I'm stretching old things out for awhile. I did a particularly bad job of packing/moving out this year, so I left most of my art supplies back in my studio at school. But I'll either get it back or just get new stuff, so I can get started on some new projects.

a classic example of my packing skills:
a pillow case containing power strips, contact lenses, light bulbs, a handle of vodka, hangers, and batteries

^holding a cool statue


^with donald trump and his wife

Friday, May 21, 2010

mj book pt. 2

Here are two of the prints from my printmaking final project book. They're all of Michael Jackson in various outfits/situations

^in africa with two tribal chiefs

^80s MJ--the book was supposed to be all MJ in the 90s, but I deviated from my own plans

^ great things I found while searching around my house for my camera!

Monday, May 17, 2010

at&t display

Here are some photos from my little AT&T display. Once again, BIG thanks to Ferry House for being so nice.

Friday, May 14, 2010

bestseller pt. 2 + low key "performance piece"

Here are some more pages of the AT&T book. It's pretty long and the order matters, so, once I'm done tweaking it, I'll upload a digital copy.

Also, for everyone who's here at Vassar, from 12-3 tomorrow, I'll have everything set up and be doing the performance part of this project on the patio outside of Ferry House (thanks Ferry House!). I really hesitate to call this a performance, because I feel like that phrase makes people think I'm going to like get naked and roll around in paint or something even though the whole thing is very chill. I was originally going to do it on the film quad, but they're landscaping. I think Ferry House will actually be better though-- it's got some of that AT&T orange going on.

Monday, May 10, 2010

fantasy chop screw backpack

Here's a link to the stop-motion video I made to go along with the backpack project (+ my hot new track). When it was critiqued today, everyone said it needs to go slower so that the text can be readable, so expect a more stretched out/fixed up version in the near future.

Friday, May 7, 2010

excerpts from my new york times best selling novel

Here's the start to my last sculpture project of the year. For this project, I was inspired by the email below to create a fake event ostensibly made by AT&T to apologize to their Vassar customers who had no 3G service all weekend. For this assignment, we were told to make "anything we want", so the fact that I chose this as my "dream project" alarms me a little. I guess, given my AT&T/Luke Wilson fascination, this whole tower failure at the Vassar Campus just felt like fate.
On Monday, for class, I'm going to make this trade show-ish set up for all my AT&T paraphernalia and generally make a spectacle of myself.
For now, here are some scans from the AT&T apology book that I'm making. I'll upload the whole thing pretty soon, but it probably wont be made into a real, solid book until early summer.

Monday, May 3, 2010

copper plate debate

Here are two really bad prints I made using †††***copper plates***†††. Despite their massive hype and shiny appearance, I'm not a fan of copper plates at all. Since other people's prints with them turned out really great, I think I'm the problem because they're really good if you're great at working with lines and crosshatching, but that's not really my strong suit, so they just look like bad pen drawings.
Even though things have been so lame this week, next week will be completely different. Expect some fun things including my first non-vlog video and many props for a strange "event".