Monday, April 26, 2010

Listening

One of the most influential moments of my day is when I listen to music. I think a song that could pair with my work this semester is called south side by DJ Screw. I can't explain the atmosphere that is present in the song but, it is very influential to some of the things I have been doing and thinking about.

Listen Here

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tell me where to sit

































I have been thinking about objects and how to give them a place to rest. I some cases smaller objects need a stage or a place of there own. here is someone who seems to have it down.
Po Ching Fang

Monday, April 5, 2010

Icon







The Maesta by Duccio is said to the most unreproducible painting in the world. I you want to take in its full beauty you just have to go see it for your self. Its mostly made of gold leaf i think that may be why it is hard to take picture of it. Looking online of an image of it was funny I saw many failed photos with large bright circles on then from the flash.



But, what is so surprising to me is MASSIVE amounts of iconography that is in this altarpiece. And even though many people today would not see this symbols many people of that time period would understand every part of this painting. For example the blue cloak that Mary is wearing is a symbol for heaven.

Which brings to question how does one biuld an arsenal of iconography for your own work?

Monday, March 29, 2010

Depth of Shape


This is some work by painter Julie Mehretu. I was just exposed to her work the other day I think it strikes a chord in my studio practice.












Monday, March 22, 2010

He Gives And Takes Away




I would not say that spirituality is large part of my work but, this semester I'm in a class that talks only about works of art that enlighten people spiritually. I mostly enjoy the works of Giotto and see him a catalyst for ideas in my work for some reason I don't know yet his paintings capture me.



Monday, February 22, 2010

Removed

I have been thinking about a more removed process in my studio work. I have also been thinking about comments made during critique that "Completely removing the artist hand from the work had put a period at the end of the post modern art sentence". Donald Judd would be the artist to whom created this end to post modern art. But, Judd would not be the first to remove the hand and these telephone drawings are proof of that. It funny looking at these with the eyes of modernism they look like sketches of Judd's sculptures.






































The are Telephone paintings by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. These are made by Laszlo reading a compostition over the phone to a sign maker and then the sign maker would make the painting.

Monday, February 8, 2010

When I think about it some times I can't even relate to the childhood version of myself. But, really when I think about it I still do some of the same things just in bigger ways. I mean I am grown up. But, over the break I decided to open some of the boxes left in the attic of things I used to love to do. There I found most of the hundred plus models I used to beg my parents for at every holiday and birthday. There ranged everything from submarines to trains, planes, and mecha. Now what suprised me the most was there was one box that had a model that was never opened. I opened the box to find many of the pieces missing and needless to say I was bummed.

But, that started the wheels turning and just before school started I purchased a model. Now I will really see how much me and my child hood self still know each other.

The model purchased was a Master Grade 1/100 scale RX-78-4 Gundam G04 prototype mobile suit. In regular people terms its a a Model of a giant human controlled robot from a animated sci-fi T.V show. I picked said model because they are the hardest to build and thus are the most intricate in finished state.


































Its a pretty delicate piece even thought its modeled after a giant robot with a big gun. We built the a-bomb and Japanese people are working to build these to get us back.