Saturday, August 28, 2010

Installation for the Fall.

For the past several days, well weeks, I lost my creativity 'mojo.' It was as if someone crawled in my head and turned the switch off. No matter how much I forced myself to hold a charcoal in one hand and a kneaded eraser in the other, no image or inspiration popped into my mind. I had the freedom of the vast openness of newspaper print paper.

Of course, I remembered admiring the style of Nick Knight's set in the Spring Preview of 2009 from an acquaintance. Fascinated with the use of cardboard, acrylics and photography mixed media. I was especially lusting after Lily Donaldson (kudos for wearing that Balenciaga and Margiela well). The photographer, Nick Knight was very talented for the shoot and the lighting. Maybe it was the paleness of Lily?

But it wasn't until two days ago that I remembered the photo set after running into several photos. To my luck, the restaurant I work at tosses out boxes of recyclable cardboard boxes. Two, six and nine boxes are pushed into the backseat of my car. I have a great idea what to turn these materials into.

I am now getting started on several art installations with cardboard boxes. I'm experimenting with oil colors on the dense material, as well as using acrylics and 'vintage' photos to serve as my subject. But in the meantime, I'm experimenting with the materials and the placement.

Stay tuned.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It's Good Kind of Semester.

After many drastic semesters of constant writing and 'all-nighters,' I am finally taking a break this semester to focus on myself. That actually sounds existentialist, which isn't. I realized that couldn't focus on painting and collage, writing and creating during my school. Unfortunately, when I tried, I ended up pushing schoolwork on the back burner and that cost me a lot of points.

Now, I have about four months to concentrate on finishing my short stories and essay, finish the many unfinished work of mine that lingers around my house. I have to, I need to.

I have my 21st birthday coming up in two months as well as a long list of French and German literature to read, a proposed list of foreign films to keep up with.

I'll keep you updated and I'll post my art once I'm done!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Puzzle Piece

“Don’t worry about anything right now. See, life is a Rubik’s Cube: everyday keeps changing colors to find the perfect side. It may take hours, days, or even years before everything begins to look clear as we near the completed puzzle.”