Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Crit tomorrow...NOT!

Air, after working last night

Air, after working today

This very tall thing. lighting is shitting because the top of it is in the ceiling with a light directly over it...actually the image looks better and closer to what i'm going for...yea.

So now that we don't have crit tomorrow, I have to figure out what to do with myself in class.


Lately a lot of purple has been coming up. In my paintings, in my clothes, everywhere. I've just been really attached to purple. I've been making things purple and seeing purple anywhere.

Thanks to the Wiki, I found that the first purple pigments, called Tyrian purple, came from mollusks, which are pretty spirally. More spirals have been happening lately too, partially in drawings.

According to Wiccan beliefs:
Dark Purple= 'used for calling up the power of ancient ones'
Lavender= 'to invoke righteous spirit within yourself; favors for people'

And this random web site:
Thailand : Mourning
European : Royalty
Catholicism : Mourning, death, crucifixion
Feng Shui : Yin, spiritual awareness, physical and mental healing

Purple : influence, third eye, psychic ability, spiritual power, self assurance, hidden knowledge, dignity, high aspirations, royalty, spirituality, nobility, ceremony, mystery, transformation, wisdom, enlightenment, sophistication, cruelty, arrogance, intuition, dreams, unconscious, invisible, telepathy, empathy, imagination, deja vu, universal spirit, spiritual connection, deeper truth, nobility, wealth, extravagance, dignity, independence, magic, creativity, energy, self-confidence, ego, ambition, fame, luxury, big profits, richness, sensuality, elegance, contemplation, meditation, majesty, lesbianism, Wicca, New Age spirituality, paganism, conceit, arrogance, nausea

Almost 75 percent of pre-adolescent children prefer purple to all other colors, making bright purple effective for promotion of children's products. Light purple is useful for feminine designs. Excessive exposure to purple may cause people to become sullen, withdrawn and ill-at-ease with their surroundings. Purple is a polarising colour - people either love it or hate it.

Lavender : Yang, sexual indecision, malleability, romance, nostalgia, feminity
Dark purple : gloom, sadness, frustration, royalty, richness
Mauve : Yang, world consciousness
Violet : Meditation, creativity, concentration, quietness, creative force, beauty, inspiration, artistry, music, chivalrous love, excellence, ethereal, sensuality, responsibility, sacrifice
Blue purple : mystical
Red purple : sensual, quirky

In conclusion, purple.

i like this tree

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Infinity Daoing

particle board universe, part 2

air, at the beginning of the week. and then i so how went from this... this. yes, they are the same painting. still trying to pin point what sparked it but i think it was for the good. more will happen to it, i think. here are some details:

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Artist: Ross Bleckner

ross bleckner

'Look Ma! No hands!'

As many of you know, about a month and a half ago, I was doored on Main Street. Shoe exploded, beer opened on impact, bent front wheel, numerous cuts and bruises, the guy's door no longer works, but my camera miraculously lived. All and all, not bad considering I didn't fly off the front into traffic and drunken returning students.
I've been meaning to post these; my parents wanted to see the current state of my bike and were also questions the new scars I acquired since last i saw them.

Hip. Bruise is so badass.


Front wheel; tough to shot but you get the idea. It's pretty fucked.

And my bike! Fresh coat of Dr. Seuss-esque paint and new wheels and tires. Thanks to Games' incredible bicycle skills, it is almost completely reassembled (it just need brakes). And I cannot wait to get it on the road!

Air and Fire

Air, from last week. This is what it looked like at the beginning of the day. According to James, it looked really cool in the dark. Side note, the studio is filled with purple for some reason.

Air, at the end of today. Lance referred to it as "ab ex" and "impressionist landscape"...sure.
Thinking back to the cloud painting from the summer a bit, plus a lot more thick stuff happening on the canvas (in this case, white acrylic paint). I just got a gallon of modeling paste and a gallon of wax medium, so look out.

Fire. On a solid piece of wood, good for painting. Thinking about burning parts of it. Mostly started this today to get work some negative energy out of my system.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Microscope Photography

Fluorescent actin protein filaments.

male sex organ of a flowering plant

Filamentous actin and microtubules (structural proteins) in mouse fibroblasts (cells)