Thursday, April 26, 2012

World Art #3

I am not sure if I can pin point a piece of art that I have disliked because I am sure that is a lot...but while I was in NYC for thanksgiving I visited MoMa with my family. There was an instillation that my dad really wanted to see, as we stepped into the room right in front of us was a shark in a plastic rectangle. I was very taken aback from this and although I'm not sure if the shark was real or not, it was still wrong.

I cannot find a picture for this but it was a shocking experience. 

World Art #2

Having a photographer as a father, I have been dragged to gallery after gallery. Eventually my brother and I complained so much that we slowly stopped going to every single gallery seen on vacation. Yet this piece that I am about to introduce was not seen in a museum. I was in London with my mother in 7th grade for spring vacation. As we head back to our hotel in a taxi, we went around a round about. In the center there was a bronze statue. It stood tall and was simply beautiful. I had to ask what it was and our taxi driver said it stood for "peace".

World Art #1

John Singer Sargent's painting "The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit", hangs in the MFA. As a little girl my parents would cart me around the museum in my stroller and I would always request to see it. Something about the way he shadows the girls in the back yet makes every single one of them look like they are alive and breathing shows amazing talent.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Influence #5

I've always enjoyed art class but have always hated galleries. Although my hatred towards a building that hold very interesting and expensive art, I've fallen head over heels for the ICA located in the South of Boston. The shows are always beautiful and interesting. A specific exhibition I have liked the most is Anthropocene Extinction. The work is so different and interesting. 

Influence #4

: Their music definitely talks for itself

Bon Iver is my go to music. Especially after seeing them live. One would expect them to be a soft acoustic show but it was more rock and roll  and it took me by surprise. Plus Justin Vernon is my celeb crush... 

Influence #3

My French friend passed along this great link which contains the content of his photographs. Something about them just speak to me, perhaps it is because the friends he shoots are young as well as the photos. Below is his link and a couple of photos that I have dubbed my favorite.

Influence #2

"Everything is more beautiful because we are doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again." 
-Homer, The Iliad 

The poem above is so simplistic and gorgeously written. 

Influence #1

Joshua Radin found me 3 years ago during the month of June. For some reason I was torn over a boy who had left for two weeks to go to Europe with his family (2 weeks as I have found, is really not that long). While scrolling through iTunes, I spotted the song "Closer" and for some reason my fingers brought the mouse over to it and pressed play. I fell heads over heels for his music and remain a strong fan today. His music has not only influenced my moods, but its also the beauty I have found in his lyrics and melodies.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Statement of Purpose: Project 2

For this project I am going to focus on the Fantasy of Wanderlust. The definition of wanderlust is a strong/irresistible desire to travel. I am going to be honest, I am finishing this today at the end of our double. I tried to think about my drawing last night but nothing came to me. I woke up still exhausted but my project became clearer.  My theme connects in multiple ways. While I have a great desire to travel to other countries, I tried thinking beyond taking a plane, bike, car, bus, boat to another place. As I scrolled through tumblr late last night I thought about SPACE and the time lapse shots I had seen of stars. They are beautiful. I want to recreate that fantasy through mediums such as paint, water colors, and pastels. Two questions I am going to use throughout this project is:
1. how can I create a piece that relays my wonder of space and the stars?
2. is it possible to make a work of art that is magically secretive? like one of the cards i made.
(hidden zebra)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


How do artists move through the world as researchers gathering information and ideas that feed their work?
Everyday, every sunrise, every loud alarm clock allows for a new beginning, a different start, and/or a second chance. Artists, as their profession calls for, are allowed to explore creative outlets that most people are not able to scout on daily basis and if they are lucky at least once a year. Waking up is probably the hardest part of ones day, shaking out the tired limbs and trying to keep both eyes open. But artists wake up and are able to write down dreams or nightmares they have had during the night and then use those in their work. Artists are more observant that everyday people, they have the eye to make something useless into a tool, to create a dull landscape into something brilliant and so on. 

How do I develop artistic behaviors and habits that allow me to process what I’ve gathered to create meaningful works of art?
I am already quite observant but maybe in a different way than a artist. I observe people and am able to get a feel on their habits/who they are very quickly. If I can put my observation skills towards art I am sure I will start to notice more around me, what I could use as material, my next "big" idea, or change up my style in a way that I see fit. I think artists really take their time with their work. That is something I need to work on. I am quite impatient and that often contributes to anything surrounding me.  If I slow down and let life go on without me, it will allow me to perfect the details in my art and finish slowly rather than a speed demon.