Sunday, February 15, 2009

super creative output








my fashion boots are being destroyed
BY ART SUPER IMPORTANT ART

here's some shit in progress.























this thing is taking weeks longer than i expected, but i think it could be done in 10 hours or so. gotta make them teabags feel like they make a little more sense (but ew please no not all the way ew). sorry this is the worst picture ever taken in the world. sorry blog word. i'm really sorry you guys. dude i'm sorry

























this is a pretty freshly started beach. from those sketch things i did the other day. 


































okay so this is a wild shape experiment. there will be many more of these, some large some small. they are going to be pretty minimal. and maybe i will draw some stupid shit on them. the original thought was to cut them out, but people seem to like the brown. we will see. it might depend on if i ever remember the wood shop isn't really open on the weekends.


OKAY SEEYA

Sunday, February 8, 2009

brat mountain's best friennn














































such a long way to go but i am preettttyyyy excited so far

oh myyyyyyyyyy GOD stripes
























just starting my salmon stripes

Sunday, January 11, 2009

this is stupid
























okay a sketch for a painting or some shit

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

LOOK I DREW A THING

































































OMG ONLY ONE MORE SEMESTER OF UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOL
i am going to puke 
i am going to hide in a hole and i am going to puke


and try not to have heart attacks

Thursday, December 25, 2008

more iphones







side viewwwwww


















actual view



sort of better image (an iphone!!!! pic)




























colors are not right but i don't have use of a real camera at the moment. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2008





























terrible quality photobooth image of a paper painting thinger i put together today.

unable to paint at home, i have been experimenting with cutting shapes out of paper, sometimes testing the old third dimension.

this is something i've been heading towards for a while, but have never done so without using paint in some capacity. i like the speed at which things can come together, but the spacial navigation is much different than painting and is sometimes limiting. i would like to pursue this type of work much further, but hope to find a way to achieve the unpredictability that so easily comes with painting (which is usually what creates much of my space). 

i do still want to explore the third dimension, but i also want to work towards not feeling compelled to mount it to a canvas or a rectangular surface. i've been doing sketches of things that would end up being shaped canvases, which is maybe the answer.

the most frustrating part is the paper not ever being the right color. sometimes close, but never exact.
although it pushes me to try new combinations, i'd rather have total control. for now, i have whatever is leftover in the cupboard. i tried making color swatches earlier in the week for this purpose but i cannot stand the way acrylic paints look!

there are so many kitties here. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

BRAT MOUNTAIN again







a real professional grad student took this image of the newest version of my painting. 








edit: it has been proven that this painting is not worth a prize despite being selected by the curator to be the best in show. 

Monday, December 8, 2008

ROCK BOTTOM

i don't know why i keep reporting here. i am goin nuts yall.

i scanned a sketch thing for that outfit painting to put in my presentation.
i decided they needed to see more of what i meant, and color was the best solution.
sadly, it seemed photoshopping the colors would be the fastest way.

it is with great shame i present my first and last painting sketch colored in photoshop.







PLEASE FORGIVE ME

it's that time of year!!!

today i have sat in the same chair since 10:30am (the same one i spent 12 hours in yesterday) putting together a slide show/presentation for my final review. i understand the need for a review, but i doubt it will actually be helpful. considering that i've spent more time on this than actual artwork for the past week, it seems especially stupid at the moment.

ALL I WANT TO DO IS MAKE PAINTINGS WHY WONT YOU JUST LET ME

but i can't until tomorrow after this thing is done. then after tomorrow i will actually have things to show them. MAKES TOTAL SENSE. 

currently my slideshow includes images like the one below of paintings i have spent literally 10 minutes on. HOW ARE THEY GOING TO CRITIQUE THAT? they can't.

LOL



old & crappy




























i am a terrible photographer but i do always love disposable camera pics. you are allowed to take shitty pictures and usually they look kind of cool.
all pictures are from last april in new york, except for the face one which is from some time in september or something. the other cool thing about disposable cameras: easily transformed into time capsules. i guess that is true of all film if you forget about it for long enough. 

could i be less eloquent/articulate right now? semester needs to END. 

Sunday, December 7, 2008

HERE IS A THING I DID FOR ANOTHER CLASS MAYBE IT IS DONE MAYBE IT ISN'T

EACH IMAGE IS A ROLLOVER AND A LINK SO DON'T FORGET TO ROLL BEFORE YOU CLICK

AHHHHHHHHHHH

Saturday, December 6, 2008

dot compositions







today at WORK i was really frustrated that i had to be there and couldn't be making things in my studio. the only materials on hand were these labeling dots. but the small ones were transparent! they were so cool! so i made some compositions and it was fun and the most low pressure thing i have ever done IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. dots do it again!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


















here is a very shitty image of today's inspiration for a landscape sketch - my outfit OMG!!!!!!!!!
sketch to come later. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2008



















ummmm. here is a preliminary sketch i did in a few hours for this whole landscape out of clothing thing. 
obviously it needs to be less clothes more landscape and nothing like this at all, but i had to start somewhere. still wish the senior studios had ventilation. fucking turpentine.



edit: seeing the painting on top of the original photograph is kind of embarrassing. i hope no one thinks i was trying to replicate it closely in any way! if so, you might think i am dumb. 

landscape


















i'm going to do some landscape paintings now i think.
going to use images from the things i see that i think would make a good reference for a landscape but aren't land.

idea #1: clothing
the idea is more color and shape interpretation that lends itself to imaginary places rather than replication of the image. the images will serve merely as a reference or a way to organize color, mostly just to have SOME kind of starting point.
i have been into the idea of creating images of landscapes out of objects for a while so i am excited to finally do it.


ok

ideas for some kind of installation/mural/i don't know what they are even. SHITTY SKETCHES they are shitty sketches.

Monday, November 24, 2008

ip thinger

These Times Are Not Mine is a materials exploration that seeks primarily to encompass and encroach upon an entire space – a mixed media installation. Aesthetically, my goals are to transcend the boundaries of both collage and oil painting to create a hybrid while incorporating found objects that are in conversation with the space itself. By introducing unexpected juxtapositions of color, scale, shape, image, texture, etc. I hope to create new meanings, expectations, senses of place, and understandings. As it is a process based project, it should reflect growth and sprawl, while maintaining a sense of order and design. Conceptually, my project deals with growth and change, notions of comfort, senses of place, attachment to place (imagined or experienced, memories of either), and rituals. Much of the concept is tied to existentialism (nothing has inherent meaning and so we are forced to create our own), and the project will serve as documentation of the attempt to create larger meaning from small pieces. The final installation will provide the viewer with a sensual, overwhelming experience meant to “transport,” guided by both visual and aural cues.

Monday, November 17, 2008

HERE


this is a photo my dad took on his iphone of (OH SO SUPER PROUD) me with my painting at WORK gallery. it is not the best quality but you can maybe see what is different about the painting. better image coming someday.