"I try to capture the complexities on those who are close to me and those who I find inspiring."
Certainly all of these artists have inspired me at their art show last Friday. You certainly missed out if you did not go, it was a fantastic scene and plenty artwork to look at. When you walked in the room, you were overwhelmed by a beautiful installation of thread, paper cranes and flowers hanging from the ceiling. While this was whimsical, it was don in a very sophisticated manner and it unified the three artists styles into one cohesive piece. The walls were covered in their art but instead of each of the artists having one section of the wall they all mixed their work with each other, so that if a person was just coming to see one of the artists, they would end up having to look at everyone else's work to get to their friends. Joanna Gray did paintings and mostly drawings of people, Alex did photography and had a slide show of his digital work, and Jinny had multiple different styles from ceramics, to water colors, to charcoal drawings, to mixed media and all had artists statements that really reflected their work. Joanna's best work, in my opinion, would have to be the one picture above of a girl named Natalia. the work is beautifully done with oil paint and the layering of paint looks amazing close up and beautiful far away. My favorite work of Alex's would have to be all of his slide show pictures. He really pushed the envelope but still made certain photos classy even if they were a bit racy. Jinny's best work I think would have to be her amazing self portrait Acknowledge me because of its interesting angle of focus and the incredible detail she put into it. All of these works are amazing and I am excited to see if they continue with their art.
My work here reflects the information I've learned specifically about brain tumors in children. For my senior project this year, I will be studying cancers that are common in children and the effects they have on the children and their families. This month I looked at brain tumors and was inspired to sew a simplistic version of a brain tumor. A brain tumor is a blob of cancerous cells growing out of control, creating disorder in the brain and disrupting its normal processes. By using a blanket stitch for the outline of the brain I created a more whimsical feel to this drawing (since many are reminded of quilts they have from their childhood) and sewing lines within the brain to contrast order and disorder between the tumor and the lines. I think next time I should include another color to make it pop a little, however overall the feedback was positive. I think I'm going to continue with this style and
My summer work is mainly composed of four mini projects that I personally wanted to see come alive. I had envisioned them the previous year, but with no time to create them, they stayed in my journal, waiting to be called out. So one by one I took my ideas and decided what was feasible to do in my summer and I worked discovering different ways to use thread and perfecting older ones. The string and wood project I made was a redemption process from my first string and canvas work, which in my opinion was a disaster because it had no form. I knew it would look ten thousand times better on wood and in a diagonal shape, so I used different colors of string and Elmer's glue to make the thread have a hard, wiry surface. My thread, hot glue and paper work was a continuation of an earlier project, however I wanted to make them bigger and more work sophisticated, so I used red thread to look classy. For the string and print, that is more of a new concept that I haven't executed until now and my theme for the year, connections. Connections between other people through stares and touch, line of sight or the absence of it is something I want to explore. I want to communicate the personal connections we have with each other, whether intimate
pictures will come soon. I personally am proud that i finished but am not proud of the result. I wish i didn't cover it all up and kept a diagonal thread line. Although i have experimented and i have found results. I believe that my work will change course a little however i have l
Hagar Van Heummen is a dutch artist and designer. She works in the heart of Amsterdam and is the head of the creative studio Happy Red Fish. Her process is to first collect old photos and then combine them with thread on paper or canvas or replicates an old image with thread an ink. Her inspiration comes from music, old illustration books, old toys, life, memories, and love. I really her technique in thread and ink 2011 and her collages in lonely houses 2012 and new work 2013. i really want to imitate (but not completely imitate)
Christo an Jean-Claude are an art couple who main work can be lumped into public art. Their work has been in all parts of the world, from New York (the gates) to Italy (wrapped cathedral and monuments) to Japan to California to Minnesota(42,390 cubic feet package) to Australia(wrapped coast) to Florida(surrounded islands). Their work has only one true meaning, to make a statement and to be noticed in the environment around us. I would have loved to see the Gates in New York however they are down however I feel that its must have given a new perspective and a new annoyance as well. For more information and more pictures of their crazy practically impossible work go to:
I took a word of advice, work with glue and sting, explore other mediums. There are times when change is good, change your look, change your room, change your reputation, and once again my art style has changed. Though I fear it came too soon however I can always go back, but it will not be the same. Growth must be embraced, we start out in a tiny box and as it grows,we must make adjustments. If we stay in the same position and not use the box to its full potential, you never grow, never change, and you will forget how big the box really is. But if we grow, we can never look at the old the same way. This is the stage I am at, I am at crossroads. Once again, my art parallels my life, but I accept that