About two years ago I had heard about these strangely awesome Salvador Dali short films, and knew I had to check them out...I thought, oddly enough, they were strangely awesome! I mean the special effects are pretty cool for the year it was made. I personally don't understand the concept completely, I just think that it is a visual masterpiece, which goes right along with the surrealistic whim of Dali.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
I like to look through old photo albums. Whenever I go back home I like to take out my mom's box full of picture albums. Looking at what used to be and how things came to be is kind of amazing. I especially love those of my mom when she was around my age or a little younger, I think in her teens. I see those pictures and I see me.
It is the strangest, yet most awesome feeling, and I think "oh yeah, uh huh I am your daughter"...This is one of the pictures I have archived for myself on my computer.
This is me being so tired I fell asleep before I got on the bed. I love the lighting in it, almost like an ambery glow, I don't know how that happened. Natural light.
Friday, January 29, 2010
I realized today that as art majors the money we don't spend on books we spend on art supplies. I don't mind. I would much rather spend it on that anyway. However, I would also like to find the time to read books I could also be buying along with my art supplies. Being an English minor I only have time to read what is assigned to me, which sort of sucks. I miss reading for fun. I really do, I mean, I write every once in a while. I love stories. I tend to write for me, and maybe share it with my roommate every once in a while...Funny to think that we study what we love, we go to class to learn about it, yet taking the time to go to class and doing it's work almost takes time away from the love of it in a way. Make sense? Probably not, but what I mean is we are so busy studying it that we may forget we love it for a little while...so much for cliches.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is possibly one of the most visually interesting and beautiful movies I have seen. With an extremely original story line, it blew my mind when I saw it for the first time last year. I love it! Apart from all the Audrey Hepburn movies I love this one is definitly a favorite. It is sort of like my version of a romance, as well as Michel Gondry's.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
It seems as though the practice of art is going down right along side the economy. The thought of the starving artist has long plagued the minds of creative individuals. The possibility of not making much money has slowly become an issue, and now more than ever artists and lovers of art are a bit hesitant to pursue it. But then there are people like me, and perhaps you, who don't really mind because the love for something is much more than the wealth it brings. Spreading the thought by teaching I believe is a way to keep that alive...
Monday, January 25, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
So I found this video link which explains why artist Ed Ruscha uses gunpowder for some of his drawings. The drawings themselves don't look like a "drawing", but rather like a photo of words, which I found interesting. Also, using gunpowder also made it seem a lot more bad a** than charcoal. I mean I love using charcoal, just wished I would've thought about using it first, and then I would feel pretty awesome about myself. Link:
Friday, January 22, 2010
Lately I have been questioning the whole idea of originality. Is it something based on ideas just waiting to be discovered? Or is it an idea that floats around at some point in time? Which may be the reason why some people may share the same ideas at the same time without ever meeting...Or is it just widespread media obliteration?