Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Future

This blog could use a change.

The banner, for instance, references a painting I did when I was fourteen.  That was a while ago. 

Any suggestions?

I will be updating it regularly now, with lots of goodies from my hard work here at RISD. The week is built around eight hour (per day) Drawing, Design, and Spatial Dynamics studios.

After cataloguing this years artwork, I will probably retire this site, and construct a more streamlined

I am currently exploring which major I would like to declare - Illustration, Painting, and Apparel Design are on my mind.  I also plan on doing work in Glass and Film. 

Drawing Instruction

This is a drawing that is produced from a non-subjective set of instructions, developed by the artist - again playing with notions of mass-production in art. 

My concept was an acrylic skin, presented as an animal hide.  The result was more plastic looking, but the transparency and mystery of it worked very well.  My first tests were very garish and resembled deli meats.

Here are the final ones:

Here are the instructions:
Apply masking tape to an 18”x24” glass pane, forming a ½” approximate border.
Apply three even thin layers of Acrylic medium (Liquitex Pouring works well),
Blow dry between layers.
In a cup prepare a 5oz mixture of medium and paint, 8:1.  Mix well. 
Starting off the surface, slowly pour horizontally right to left along the center of the glass. 
Go back and forth with the paint, forming a 24” stripe. 
(Some white space between pouring is acceptable.)
Tilt the glass pane (roughly) 30 degrees toward you, hold for 10 seconds.
Tilt the glass pane 30 degrees away from you, hold for 10 seconds.
Using a spray mister, spray water along the center of the glass (the initial stripe of paint) – the spraying should occur every other inch on the glass. 
Repeat the tilting process.
Let dry, and
Peel slowly.

Stenciling pt. 2

Here are the stencils, 30" x 40" roughly

Each paper was treated and worked heavily.  They were all first toned and stained with coffee.

Ink, modelling latex, hairspray, and other insanity

Coffee, Ink, and Graphite

Pushing texture to extremes with burlap and plaster

Carving the paper for sharp highlghts.  The process of these pumpkins is sculptural, repeated yet varied.  Stencilling proved to be very diverse and adept to producing a series of work. 
The final pieces will soon be cropped and I might take some decent photos of them.

Stenciling pt. 1

Here I'm working with cut acetate stencils, attempting to capture volume with two layers of stencil - the silhouette, the detail, and the cutout for backround effects.  These studies will translate to a large format stencil set. 
Ink, Acrylic, Latex, Rubber Cement, Plaster on Newsprint


This is a drawing apparatus.  At top see phase one of my design, and enjoy its expansion in phase two.  Sadly, the drawings my apparati produced were not particularly interesting - though they satisfied the criteria of being repeatable and dynamic.  The most enjoyable part of the piece was the apparatus itself.  There is a medieval enjoyment in moving the wires and dragging the tortuous spheres across the page.  Tim Burton was referenced during critique, if I reall.
(Foam, found objects, wire and tubing)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Dried Fruit

Like gemstones
Acrylic, Ink, and Graphite