I mentioned some of the feedback I received from the first critique of term in this post. The task during the week following was to use those suggestions and criticisms. … Continue reading Incorporating criticism
My art and writing
This Saturday I presented this term’s artwork for review by my peers and professors. Here are a few photos of how it was arranged for critique. I’ve been asked … Continue reading Spring critique 2014
[ The first two parts of this essay can be found here and here. Some images and detailed description of this final section have been omitted pending permission from the … Continue reading Play and fantasy
[ part 2 of the essay which began “To Thine Own Self Be True” ] Collection #1 ”Shades of Santayana! Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat … Continue reading Confronting and kowtowing to the canon
[ Then again, consider the source. ] Selfies are easily dismissed as narcissistic or kitschy, but the urge to self-define is neither new nor unimportant. The convention of using physical … Continue reading To thine own self be true
My recent paintings experiment with and assess the personal impact of the artistic canon. In superimposing the art historical canon over my own paper doppelgänger, I engage in a form … Continue reading Highlighting women as creators (via paper dolls)
While the canon of art history is a monolithic force, some aspects of it are far from benign. Art history is billed as a treasure trove of virtuoso technique, stylistic … Continue reading Exposing the male gaze (with dolls)
Here are a few more of the postcards I made last month.
I’m starting something new… My plans owe a grateful nod to work by Jaclyn Seufert and Beth Scher. …oh, and maybe Sandro Botticelli as well.
Correspondence art: and a scrap/accordion book to document it 1) Proust’s madeleines 2) Honkers 3) pictures of the pink/purple seal (designed with feedback from mail art #1) … Continue reading Four months of work
I recently completed what I considered a research trip to Europe. I brought a stack of quality paper and pencils and attempted to create as many souvenirs (aka postcards) as … Continue reading Souvenirs, part 2
The fourth round of mail art went out this afternoon.
First and foremost, thank goodness for the occasional light-hearted project like this one with which to leaven everything else. I was dared to construct a wax seal larger than my … Continue reading Mail art #3: Wax seals yet again
Today’s derailing experience comes courtesy of my studio mentor. He pointed out that an opinion I expressed about identity politics invalidated my entire thesis. He wasn’t wrong…but the opinion I … Continue reading Identity politics
The Chico News and Review did a (brief) blurb on the annual Window Art Project. I mention it because my polyptych Nor against yourself was included in their mass of … Continue reading Fame
As I mentioned, there are two ways in which to display what I’m tentatively calling the Opiate of the Masses triptych. In the altered luggage version, there is sadly no … Continue reading LUGGAGE vs. wooden frames
I finally finished the large Yoshimoto cube. Consider it homage to the link between the infinite and the infinitesimal (admittedly far less structured than “Powers of Ten” by Ray and … Continue reading Origins cube
One of this semester’s experiments was to create two different types of frames for the same polyptych. One is an altered piece of secondhand luggage that opens up to expose … Continue reading luggage vs. WOODEN FRAMES
My previous art cubes used appropriation to present opposing two-dimensional views of womanhood in religious art history. This time that same self-transformation has a much larger scale. (Each of the … Continue reading Yoshimoto cubes, part 3
While the star of Chico’s Artoberfest is the Open Studio Tour, the month of artistic celebration also includes a push by downtown businesses to prominently display artwork. It’s a small … Continue reading Chico window arts project