Tuesday, November 22, 2011


i think the occupy crowds are misdirected and hypocritical. they want to protest corporations but enjoy corporate success like supermarkets, ski resorts, and iphones... they also protest on increase of tuition but right now 80% of California education taxes go towards paying union teachers and their retirement.
if they want to live corporation free and grow their own food, unplug their cable tv, throw away their laptops and then demand the state unions reduce the high benefits for the teachers then i might listen.
i do think the cop was wrong to pepper spray the kids who were sitting down, pepper spray is a weapon and should only be used under extreme circumstances.
if the kids are against corporations they need to stop supporting them. no cars, gas, phones etc..
if they want cheaper tuition then they should protest teacher unions.
the first amendment right to assemble is the right to protest the government it is subject to specific rules and circumstances. if a park has rules that prohibit camping then camping against that law or rule is no longer lawful assembly.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

fake rocks and botox.

i wasn't able to go to the lecture the night the tahoe gallery opened but i was able to see the work with the class and after our discussion i'd have to say maybe i was a little disappointed too but not just by the work itself.
a few of the pieces i definitely didn't gravitate to especially being those from someone who's been through the MFA program but then again i didn't know what their work was like in school.
after listening to some of the other students it seems as though listening to the lecture was either too much reality for them or the artists themselves weren't "succeeding" as much as they thought they would after graduating.
but i don't see why everyone assumes they're just going to be an artist because they graduate... it seems to me as though you'd have to find some kind of creative job or outlet, a steady way to make money, and then keep your connections to galleries and programs like ours that would let you show your work.
one piece in general that i actually did like was the 3d sort of paintings of buildings... incorporating the photos in such an interesting layering while the background pushed and pulled those images in, creating such a unique space.


My 6 Week Plan for JAPR :)

my interview transcript and the artist's work.

Easton Schirra Photography.