Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Less words, more pictures.

If you spend too much time analyzing what you are compelled to make, chances are you'll talk yourself out of making it because...let's face it, as creative humans we tend to think up some really weird shit.  So I will be minimal with the words to describe the most recent studio haps.

Stage One:  The urge to make specific shapes emerges.
Stage Two:  Panels are built and aerial maps are drawn onto surface.
(Side note:  In keeping with the home theme, the criteria for choosing the aerial maps is as follows - I found my address in other states on Google Maps.)  
Stage Three:  Add color to maps.
Stage Four:  Make maps appear less map-like.
Stage Five:  Stuff just starts getting weird.  That means I'm on the right track.  I'll continue to post the progress on these dudes.

Above is the painting that will never end.

House family.

This is what happens when you lasercut Bukowski's Bluebird poem.

 I am obsessed with couches.

 I put the above painting through the table saw and it became this painting...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

One day I'll get to sleep again.

Life is weird when your time is counted in semesters.  Every week that passes is extra precious and moves extra quickly because you're rocketing towards a seemingly elusive goal.  So in keeping with that spirit of time management, this marks the end of week four of the spring semester.  It's been a ball-buster of a week and as much as I want to slow down, curl into a little ball, and sleep for days I keep waking up, shovel cereal in my face while lacin' up my shoes, and hit the studio door by 8am.  Here is what I wrapped up this week...

New York House

Plants collage

2 Hot Houses and a Cold

Its been awhile since I did a stop motion - Little Blue House

One of my favorite classes I took as an undergrad was Color Theory - an entire semester dedicated to understanding color - it was delicious.  Last week I bought Josef Albers' Interaction of Color and it has once again become important to understand the capabilities of color - I want to be a lot more thoughtful in my color choices.  Below are works in-progress, I am still working on the Honeycomb House and foresee quite a bit more time with it in the future.

Honeycomb House

Sofas collage

6 blank sheets waiting for marks/6 wooden panels waiting to be built