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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

new genres project..

my first installation piece?? :)
i tried to imitate the night sky with glow rings and stars that i strung all together and hung in a tree up on our roof. the assignment was to be site specific and able to use metaphor :)


smoke bubbles

My Interview.


It was through skype on facebook, and have it saved on there... wasn't able to record it any other way.
My original interview was going to be with Glenn Arthur, and I've tried contacting him a few different ways so maybe he'll get back to me and I'll be able to complete two interviews!!
But for starters this is Easton Schirra he's a photographer from my home town who is now living in NY.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

questions for interview?

what got you interested in painting and drawing?
did you go to school for this?
if so what school and what was your major?
if so what was something critical you picked up in school?
what lead you to acrylics on wood?
what are the parts of your process? drawing, sketching, then painting?
only acrylics? what are your other mediums?
do you ever leave some as drawings and don't move on to paintings?
what does your work mean?
who is your work for?
did you want to inspire others to get your work as tattoos?
do you like that you inspire people to get your works tattooed?
are you inspired by where you live?
does living in the OC affect your work?

Glenn Arthur

finalizing my decision on what artist i'd like to contact and complete an interview with.... possibly glenn arthur? he has a blogspot as well which is what i may use to contact him... Glenn Arthur Blogspot

here are some of his works that i enjoy:

I'm not quite sure what to ask him, i wouldn't want my questions boring or routine but of course how he got started, how living in california has affected his art, what his procedure is in his works of art (layering), how he chose this medium, who he makes his art for, what is he trying to express?

my own work...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

1. Why do you make art? 
i try and make art to show other spectators how i feel about something. i don't tend to make images or accessories that will just blend in with their surroundings, i like to make a point and try and convince others to see it my way. sometimes i have an inkling to make some kind of art and others i have to push and pull and be assigned something to perform.  

2. What is the function or role of an artist in today's culture? (This is your personal take on this, it doesn't have to be an "objective" or comprehensive analysis) 
i think it's up to us as artists to show people what their missing. artist is such a broad role including fashion, photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, film making, and much more. as consumers we feel the need to want more and to see more of something that is new to us. so as one of the main functions of the artist is to keep inspiring others and keep throwing out produce that people are happy to drink up...... (i dont know if i like this response but its what i think is true).
3. Who are three working artists you can think of, who you might contact to interview about their professional lives? You will only be contacting one, but I want you to have a couple fallback options if your first couple choices end up being unavailable. 

Sally Mann, Easton Schirra, Shawn Barber, Alexander McQueen, David LaChapelle, Russell James