05 7 / 2014
04 7 / 2014
Hello reader(s) -
This summer has been nice so far. It hasn’t been the most exciting or eventful summer, but the weather has been amazing and I’ve had a lot of fun being here.
I just finished up a project which I am excited about. It’s a mixture of a community project/fundraiser/public art piece. It’s been a little hard to describe to people while I was working on it, but now that it’s done I can post some pictures!
This piece is for the city of Niles, on the edge of Chicago. They asked about 50 artists to turn the white rose sculptures into beautiful, colorful roses. It is about 3 feet tall and about 1.5 feet wide and made of fiberglass. The money goes towards the community and there will be a banquet in November where the roses will be auctioned off!
Copper Cascade, 2014
Copper Leafing and Acrylic Paint
22 4 / 2014
05 4 / 2014
05 4 / 2014
So as the semester is coming to a close (a measely 4 weeks remain) I have a lot of different projects going on. Along with finals, I’ve been preparing for the SAIC Spring Art Sale! Next weekend the school’s ballroom will be open to the public to come and see student’s work. I wish all of you could come out and see, but obviously I’m not exactly a short drive away. I’ll make sure to post pictures!
25 2 / 2014
I’ve been dropping the ball on this blog lately, I apologize for that.
Things have been going really well this far. My work is starting to add up, but I’m excited about where all the research I’m doing could take me. My gathering particles science and art class has got me reading book after book about different artists that study science and how it influences their work. I’m looking forward to where this research takes me! A few projects have been done so far, but mainly exercises to see what can happen later on. Fashion photo is going well, you can see on my art page some of the portraits I’ve been doing, but a lot of the shoots I’m a part of pertain to the catalogue the fashion department had out, so I don’t have “dibs” on those photos quite yet. But I will. Looking forward to expanding my portfolio horizons. Printmedia is treating me well, I’ve got a few plates going at once. Just finished an edition of one of the plates I’ve been working on and I’ll post good images on my page once I have my critique in a few weeks (accompanied with an artist statement). So much going on. What else. My Freedom of Anthropology class is good. Just turned in my first paper pertaining a “live event” or just a situation where there are people, and analyzing their actions and how it all has to do with freedom. I wrote about my experience in a pet shop. I’ve never written a paper like that before, so we’ll see how it goes. Art history is also fine. (I feel like I’m beginning to repeat myself). The boyfriend is doing well, he doesn’t live up the street but we make it work, we both have our time to get work done but we also get to spend a lot of time together on the weekends etc. We went to Madison Wisconsin together a few weeks ago, that was fun! I had never been before and he has friends going to school there so it was neat to see the campus and to finally eat real cheese curds. Looking to post some photos of that mini adventure later on. Oh and I stood on a frozen lake for the first time! I might have been more excited that necessary with that one. :)
Hope all is well!