Thursday, April 28, 2011
Yarn bombing/graffiti is so fun!
Monday, April 25, 2011
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
Saturday, April 23, 2011
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 coolshityoucanbuy.com. This site name won't fool you.
- Jenny A.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
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!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
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!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
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! :)
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.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
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
Sunday, April 3, 2011
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.
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Saturday, April 2, 2011
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!