Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Guys, Im super super happy! I won first place in the Loyola Bling competition for my piece, "Survive in Style" Wow, i never really won anything before. Especially in art. Im ecstatic! On a more serious note, I intend to continue with idea and theme. I am planning on making a series of not only blinged out gas masks but other war equitment and survival equitment. I feel like this is the start of something that I can truley be passionate about. In your face Loyola!! Go Flames!
Monday, March 30, 2009
So I was watching Color Splash on HGTV the other day and they went to this place that hand printed wallpaper. It was really amazing how beautiful and perfect each strip of wallpaper was printed as well as the many number of layers they used. They even quickly showed the process on the show. The wallpaper printers did each print with silk screen and all by hand, no giant machines doing any of the work, it was amazing! I was very impressed. This image in the exact print they were printing. :)
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Do you want to look like them?
What are you waiting for? Transform yourself into a Julian Opie piece, go to http://www.designandtech.com/fotoshop/tutorials/julianopie/julian_opie_tutorial.htm and do the whole tutorial then post your picture on the blog!!! Have fun... also if your interested in more of his work this video is pretty cool it explains the process to some of his most recent work. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8c1HFMp3T0
Thursday, March 19, 2009
While doing research for a bread-making project I had been working on recently (creating sourdough bread from a starter which included samples of my own vaginal yeast), I stumbled upon the work of Kittiwat Unarrom, an artist who creates body parts out of bread. I was interested in the implications of the human body providing food for itself, and though this is more figurative than my approach, the shock value of the work is undeniable. This Thai artist has been producing these gruesome looking works out of his family's bakery, making it a local attraction.
The work can be interpreted in a myriad of directions from political statements to religion to the desire or repulsion stemming from the idea of cannibalism.
His work is fully edible, and reportedly tastes like normal bread, though even with that knowledge, I wonder how many can work up the nerve to eat it?
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I picked this up at the coffee shop near my house. I thought it may be interesting to check out since we have done some stencil work in class.
I actually tried to go an see the exhibit this afternoon, but it was closed due to the owners being out of town. The man working there said the best day to stop by would be Saturday between noon and four pm. I peeked through the window and it all seemed like very interesting work, I would like to see it up close and encourage everyone to go down and check it out.
It's located on Chicago near Damen at 1953-55 W. Chicago Ave. It's attached to Rotofugi the designer toy store.
If you can't read what the flier says, the featured artists are Johnathan Wakuda Fischer, David Soukup, and Peat Wollager.
I plan on visiting soon. Oh, and the toy store is worth stopping in too.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
First: no I don't know how to do it. I looked around and couldn't find anything.
Second: these were made by Damion Silver. I found this looking around this amazing blog called booooooom. There are multiple updates everyday with everything from photos to laser-etched monoprints. All posts are of different artists and most of them are very good.
Monday, March 2, 2009
this is a Knit Down the Block Project. I guess they had to put up signs so the village wouldn't pull down their tree sweaters but for a long time they seemed to be anonymous. i just thought this was a really neat idea of art in social places.