Friday, December 10, 2010


Late September - Had studio visit with Kim Russo
Beginning of october studio visit with Nathan
end of october - individual critique with Patrick Lindhardt
begining of november - individual critique with Mark Anderson talked about using CNC router
middle of November - individual critique Tiffany Gosselin
december - Group critique with class for orals

MICA Printmaking Intership

Dolphin Press & Print is a unique collaborative print studio that is designed to bring visual artists and writers together to work with students, producing limited-edition letterpressed books, broadsides and editioned prints in a variety of print media.

The Dolphin Press Internship Program provides MICA students with curricula-based professional development skills and allows students to interact with one another and with the Visiting Artist Programming connected with the press.

Have not applied yet going to submit in spring semester

artist statement

The technique of my art is to make objects unfamiliar, to make forms difficult to understand and comprehend.

Thesis Hypothesis

how does graffiti art compare to higher forms of art?

Why i do this

i create art because it is what truly makes me happy. Ever since i can remember i have been sketching and creating art. When i was little felt it was the only thing i was good at cause school was so hard for me. i was placed into remedial classes for help and the only thing that made me feel good about myself was creating art. This is why i do this

sound of music antwerp train station

art simply and truly for the sake of art. This is so impressive to see a couple hundred people come together to make something like this happen. It is so amazing and it makes me feel good to see people making other people happy

Zizek on Crossdressing to the Sound of Music

Zizek talks about the sound of music the movie and how it relates the the nazis and how it made them look so refined. Then he goes on to describe how the jewish people are seen as corrupt. this film helped people to feel that the holocaust wasn't entirely the fault of the nazis but the jew brought this on them selves.

Marina Abramovic's Red-Velvet Rope at MoMA

The line to sit opposite Marina Abramovic in the atrium at MoMA has become as much a part of her performance as the artist herself. It seem that celebrities and family have the upper hand in her art. Her art work deals with the relationships between people. People have to wait in line just to get to sit in front of her for a few minutes. She is the art, the interaction of people is how she connects herself to the viewer

Antagonism & Relational Aesthetics- By Claire Bishop

in her essay Bishop analyzes contemporary art as defined by Nicolaus Bourriaud and relational aesthetics. Asking the question is experimental art a marketable venue

Bishop talks about weather or not the aesthetic judgement of a work or art is related historically or conceptually

walter benjamin

the essay work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction, benjamin talks about the industry and how the production of printmaking, photography, and film have diminished the quality and the aura of a work of art.

This is not the worst thing, it makes it so art is more accessible to the masses

Death of the author from image

This essay talks about the interpretation of a text and that no one interpretation is better than the next. in art this is the same case there is not just one interpretation on a work of art, everyone is different, so peoples interpretations will vary

Chaos, territory, art

This writing talks about art as a form of erotic expression, that Art is ment to connect us to the art and inspire. Grosz believes that art is about the animal instinct taking over and experimentation, to bring about change.

Art produces sensations and intensifies of emotion. she states that chaos contributed to organisms evolving into creatures

We as artist only perceive art that truly interest us

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Agnes Martin (video interview)

  • So many people don't know what they want
  • you need to know exactly what you want to get it
  • She paints with her back to the world
  • She asks her self what am i going to do next?
  • Agnes Martin talks about how she will not start a painting until the inspiration has come to her
  • people have to many ideas, so their initial inspiration gets contaminated
  • The highest form of art is music, people respond to it emotionally, it is completely abstract
  • You can't think you are going to beat any one else, you must want the painting and want it to appeal to others
  • if you think about yourself, you are going to make mistakes
  • she waits three days to decides if a piece is finished
  • Happiest moment is when her paintings go out into the world her responsibility is done.
  • To be happy you must do what makes you happy in life
  • She stops thinking, just lets everything go. Doesn't believe in intellectuals and facts
  • doesn't believe in evolution or any theory
  • clear minded, so you can see an idea when it comes to you
Q. What happens when we lose are inspiration ?
Q. Isn't it important for an artist to experiment with new ideas ?
Q. what is the difference between an idea and inspiration ?

Susan Sontag "Against Interpretation"

  • susan sontag talks about how the interpretation of art is lost.
  • that interpretation will differ with generation and cultural aspects
  • when people over analyze, they loose the meaning or original message that was trying to be portrayed
  • you should focus more on the accusal art and less on content
Q. Why should we focus more on content, or meaning then the art ?

Q. Can't we make art for what it is and not what it is about ?

Q. How does this article relate to me as an artist ?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Semester Plan

My senior thesis will consist of images of graffiti art work, represented through printmaking. That will have geometric along with abstract forms and shapes. To create what i call regenerative Graffiti. My goal with this is to play with the eyes and mind, so that when one looks at my art they can't tell if it is 2D or 3D.
Most of my research will consist of graffiti artist books and online research. Along with finding graffiti to observe in person. With in my art there will be elements of collage, lithograph, silkscreen, etching, pencil, markers, spray paint, and what ever else i find that interest me. i will be producing approximately 9 editions. The size and the shapes will vary from small to very large scale art work.

Sept. 7-23 research- drawings
Sept. 30 individual crit, first edition completed
Oct. 14 group crit, second edition completed
Oct. 21 individual crit,
Nov. 2 group crit, third edition completed
Nov. 18 individual crit
Nov .30 individual crit, fourth edition completed

Monday, September 6, 2010

challenging the literal

This article was difficult to understand in some parts. But i think it was talking about how people perceive everyday life. It talked about different cultural perspectives, age groups, and social backgrounds, how they perceive metaphors differently. This applies to art because the artist should consider the cultural references of the subject matter.

Takes thoughts of others and why doesn't he express his own thoughts?
Should we as artist worry about are art and what we are trying to say?
Was this reading really necessary for us to understand what are art is about?