Saturday, July 21, 2007

Unicorn's face explodes

I've been having a good time with the precollege kids, and have come to quite a few different realizations over this month. I'll soon be heading home, and then most likely flying to Chicago with Jenn. I have a few big plans as far as artistic endeavors, we'll see how that all comes through.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Artist Statement

"Blind contours are filled with content. They capture one’s honest and uninterrupted perceptual concentration. I am fascinated by their candid qualities, and drawn in by their truth. Little is imposed on them; there are hardly any intentions of style, and no indications of preconception. They are beautifully unique to each individual and embody the real and unforced spirit of visual interpretation.

I choose to use blind contours as a foundation for many of my works because they best record a moment that I am actually seeing and being a part of. I find a closer connection and a more natural relationship with these drawings, and love to bring them into other levels. It's almost as if I'm doing a collaboration with myself, between my conscious and unconscious, though which is more conscious is still unclear to me."

This was the statement I turned in for the faculty Pre-college show, along with my giant Michelle piece.

I had a lot of people tell me they liked it (and some that said it was their favorite), and that they really enjoyed my statement. That was pleasing to hear, really pleasing to hear. I wasn't sure how it would blow over, but I got an incredible amount of positive feedback. Earlier in the day Aaron Board, one of our precollege teachers, who does amazing figurative work (with lots of interesting ideas and concepts involved), came up to me and told me that he really liked my peice, and actually liked just everything about it. That was super awesome to hear, especially coming from him.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Is it Wright or is it Wrong?

This last one looks like he's in the tree, but it's not suppose to. I wanted it to look more like an image pasted on a background..If you get what I mean. I'm already in the process of fixing it, and might post it later today..

Also! I got a new sketchbook, finally. This (above) is what i've done so far since Tuesday, I think it's coming along. This sketchbook is so much nicer than my last one, and I really want to try new things out and expand, and really do a lot of personal studies and the like.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Lots and lots of writing lately, i know.

So I was suppose to go to California this summer, but that planned failed twice. I was going to take a road trip there, through Denver, to San Fran, and down the coast of California. I was going to eat Mexican food from Sombrero's (just because) and everything (please, someone get that reference). But that whole thing fell through, and sure that sucks, but I'm thinking of something else...

Lately i've been wanting more, more from my work, and more from my life. I drew someone from my hometown that I used to be really closed to tonight and somehow it really brought me back to the heart of my work. I really miss home, and I haven't been there in a long freaking while. I think that going home for a month would be just as good as going to California. I've lived in the same small town (Niceville, no it's not a joke) my whole life, and Sarasota has been my first break away from it. Needless to say I did choose to over avoid going back, but my heart aches for that whole familiarity. I miss the woods, the colors, the smells; everything i grew up on, including my family especially.

I think the 'more' that I want is the 'more' that I've always had. I think I'm going to take the last month of this summer and go home. I'm going to draw all the places that I've loved and cherished, but never really knew how to express, and take the time to connect with my family and really lay it all down.

I think this is going to be the densest sketchbook yet, and i think it will have a huge impact on my work.
I want to recclaim the heart of it, and really learn how to connect with everything.


I'm just so bored of being typical.
Do you guys feel me?
I just want more, so much more!!
I'm going to branch out, I swear.

Stuff n' Stuff n' Stuff

Ian doesn't think that blind contours have content, puhhleazee.

I feel really bored and burnt out on what I'm doing, which i probably should. I need to paint something for real, and I want to mess around with fountain pens/ different kinds of pen and ink. I just want more!! More!!!


I tried drawing one of the buildings downtown, i found it to be enjoyable.