This is the sketchbook in which I try to draw world maps (without looking at references). The results are pretty humbling, so I looked at a map for the painting. … Continue reading Fore-edge painting
The interactive dress-up doll feature on this Victorian Steampunk novel site is an interesting update to paper dolls. For those who don’t know genre fiction like the back of … Continue reading Digital paper dolls
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
[ 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
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)
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
What visual and Biblical archetypes does art history (aka art by European or American men in the last 2,000 years) provide for women? Sadly, the most popular archetypes are the … Continue reading Yoshimoto cubes, part 3
The component pieces look like nothing more than croutons. When hinged together, each cluster of similarly sized wood cubes looks like this. I’m trying to decide which size is best. … Continue reading Yoshimoto cubes part 2
In my studio proposal for this term, I struggled to describe one of the projects. As it transpires, the structure I perforce called “eight cubes that hinge such that they … Continue reading Yoshimoto cubes
A significant part of my studio work this summer took the form of a light-hearted prank. I wanted a puckish rather than stinging tone, which took a lot of planning … Continue reading Coming clean, part 1
I took part in a project using surveillance to comment on surveillance. http://hiddenwatching.blogspot.com/ It ran from July 26 through August 2, 2013.
Part 2 of the “Writer’s block” post. My group and I picked a project. This video is related to what we’re doing…. …only not. Some other relevant concepts: –Panopticon -Michel … Continue reading Writer’s block, BUSTED
The studio topics class is a golden opportunity to try out collaborative, interactive, quirky art in the community. The only fly in this ointment is my near-complete inability to come … Continue reading Writer’s block
A classmate serendipitously heard about a performance called “Shooting Stars” at the Philadelphia Art Alliance. Amy and I went, and it was excellent. There were many fascinating performances and installations, … Continue reading It’s all about the ice cream