Monday, April 25, 2011


I was just browsing on tumblr
and came across this .gif of burning dandelions, crazy!

-Jenny A.

Art in Three Words

Ewan Adams and Christian Svanes Kolding asked random New Yorkers to share how they feel about art in three words. (*Extended Version here*)

What would your three words be?
- Jenny A.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

This sculpture piece is made by Jennifer Maestre.
The rough texture outside of the circular part is created by the pointy ends of each color pencil and the section in the center of the inside has smooth texture. The middle part's smooth texture is created by a lot of back part of the color pencils. (end part)

Soo Young Choi
This sculpture work is made out of used tea bags by Valeria Burgoa.
The different values of light brown makes it look like a bee hive because some of the holes on the surface looks like are filled with honey and some are not.

Soo Young Choi

This is a sculpture work made out of egg shells by Kyle Bean.

Soo Young Choi

This idea of making a scarf in an animal shape using the knitting method is unique. I would really want to try knitting my own scarf in a fox shape when my knitting skills improve.

Soo Young Choi

these are mini dolls made out of knitting. There are many different types of textures on each part of the doll.

Soo Young Choi

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures

Artist Jaquet Fritz Junior creates yet another use for used toilet paper rolls. These little sculptures are so detailed and filled with personality, amazing!

- Jenny A.

Inflatable Icebergs?

Summer is approaching, but the weather feels like winter! I just came across a Gigantic Inflatable Climbing Iceberg that you can put in your pool, the lake, etc. Check out this interesting product and more at This site name won't fool you.

- Jenny A.

Friday, April 22, 2011


A blog that scans delicious sandwiches. Yum.


Sarah Frost

Just came across this artist. She creates large-scale installations of of tons of keys from old keyboards. I love the patterns she has created and the use of found objects!

Here's a link to her website:


Thursday, April 21, 2011

The 50

I found a great article about The 50 Things that Every Graphic Design Student Should Know by Jamie Wieck. What a great list of tips for graphic design! I think they could easily work as tips for life in general too. Enjoy!

Jenny A.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Everynone Films

One of my favorite team of filmmakers is Everynone. They are based in NYC and seem to collaboratewith RadioLab a lot. Everynone creates stories that take the littlest moments around us happening everyday and places them together to make a much bigger picture. The snippets of footage is always so quick yet precise, and it flows so perfectly with the simple theme of the short film.

Everynone's newest film is "Symmetry," which compares and contrasts SO WELL. Everything is so subtle but once you connect ideas, your mind is blown.

my other favorites are:

go watch all of those when you get the chance!
-Jenny A.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Space Painting

I actually came across this video about a year ago.

The way he painted immediately turned me into a fan. It's just amazing how when he paints these things come naturally. His additive and subtractive methods are what amazed me the most.

More amazingly, though, while I was in New York on the weekend for my independent research, I ran into him painting on the streets of Times Square!! I'll make sure I bring in the painting I bought from him on Monday if you guys want to see (and smell) it. Smells like fresh spray paint! :)


Chie Fueki

My parents met this artist through a friend while looking at Galleries in New York City this weekend. She's a Japanese artist who grew up in Brazil.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


This is a short excerpt from autin kleon's book newspaper black out. I thought it made some interesting points and some might be interested in reading them.


Jillian Tamaki

Drawing comic book illustrator graphic novelist embroiderers of all stripes might just love the work of Jillian Tamaki:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Hey! I found this really interesting video on my stumble upon about synesthesia! Thought y'all would like it :)

Thomas Nozkowski

He's the chair of Mason Gross, the art department of Rutgers University.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Paint chip

Look how similar this is to my project!
They probably cheated though.


Mini cardboard hill-dwellings

I found these sites, which was exciting for me because I did a very similar project in high school.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mack Viralata

To continue the posts about portraits, I found this awesome artist, Mack Viralata, from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. I love all of his sketches and especially his wooden characters. His use of these uniquely crafted pieces of wood other found objects and illustrated faces are cute, skillful, and natural.

His design style on the streets reminds me of Barry McGee. I've been recently obsessed with beautifully crafted objects out of single pieces of wood, so when I saw Viralata's sculptures, I fell in love with all these weirdly cut shapes mixed with faces and accessories.

- Jenny A.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Andrew Myers

I absolutely love these portraits! Andrew Meyer paints on screws which are drilled in at varying depths. Here's a link to his site:

A Closer Look:


Wind Portraits

Just came across these humorous photos done by Jonathan Robert Willis. He pointed a high-powered wind source directly into the faces of his subjects and took photos of the misshapen faces.

Here's a link to the rest of the photos in this Wind series:


Underwater River

I stumbled upon this the other day. It's an underwater river in Cenote Angelita, Mexico.
The river shown is actually a layer of Hydrogen Sulphide beneath the water, making it appear as if there is a second layer of water.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

For Monday, April 4

1. Research/Response: You have been working in your journal for a while. Now, isolate some of the themes and ideas that are rising to the surface. List at least three, but no more than five of these on one page titled “Independent Project: Emerging Themes”. Your ideas/themes might be related to:
-   content (an interest in Baltimore’s decaying  industrial landscape);
-   ways of working (knitting, piling, digging, erasing …performance)
-   materially motivated (a fascination with spray insulation foam or white glue)
-   focused on a particular narrative (personal, fictional, historic)
-   a particular form, color or texture
This list above is not exhaustive, and the topics not mutually exclusive.

Propose three to five projects you could undertake for your final independent project. Describe these on the same page or a subsequent page and include the themes or ideas to which each one connects. Include drawings, sketches, pictures, and anything that is relevant to the project ideas you propose. Include materials, samples you have found or made, mock-ups or small models.  Bring these with you next week.  Dedicate at least three hours to this work.

2. Reflecting on the work of others: Choose the three color projects presented in class that were, in your opinion, the most successful.  After each one that you list, describe the qualities that make it feel resolved or successful.

3. Reflecting on your own work: Artworks are rarely ever finished; we simply find a stopping point. Sharing your work with others is a great way to gather information so that you can revise, revisit or reconfigure your work. Reflect on your own project presented today. Read the responses you received. What are some ways you could resolve your work more? Write about or sketch ways in which you could move your work forward. 

Robert Rauschenberg

Another one of my favorites. He composes collages so beautifully, the sense of color and imagery feels so visually united.

Cecily Brown

She is one of my favorite British painters. "Girl on a Swing" (the second one) is owned by the museum at SUNY Purchase, they had a great a collection.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

OMG Spray on fabric!!

this definitely is amazing and its totally scary at the same time! What if this really is the future of fashion?


Show on Thursday

Hey guys I just thought I'd let you know that I have a show up at Shapiro's Cafe right now and the opening is Thursday night from 4-7. During that time I will also be playing some live music, mostly my originals. The show is all paintings, some done at MICA and some done in high school, they are large and colorful if that entices you. The address is 7 west preston street, it is right next to Soups on and definitely walking distance. There should be some free drink samples.... the food there is also quite good. Hope to see you there!