Saturday, April 5, 2008

Zee futur avaits! Unt! Chair paintings

I've got this crazy idea to go to art school over seas. Preferrably not somewhere obvious and exorbitantly priced.
I would go to Prague or something, but seeing as how I don't know the language, there would be no way of getting around the "international student" label and therefore the prices would still be exorbitant.
Which means I'm left with Russian Speaking Countries (kind of a hit and miss with all the post-USSR bitterness)
If my *ahem* plan goes well, next summer I will be packing for/unpacking in St. Petersburg. They seem to have a pretty good Culture/Arts university and the Imperial Academy. If not full time, I expect to at least take some classes while I work/explore.
The other option is to go to Baku, and apply to an Art school in person. They're seriously behind with this newfangled interweb thing.
Well, I'll update that as soon as everything is settled, which will be next year.

In the meantime, I have 1 week to start and finish an academic painting of an object.
I really want to do a chair but wasn't sure where to start until I found the artist who did the chair above.

And this one, which I am strangely fond of:

Ada Sadler,
SFSU Chair

For painting, I use almost exclusively acrylics but with the help of some mediums and stategic use of highlights, I'm sure I could manage something technically similar.
I do want to take advantage of the Art studio's Bauhaus-esque industrial decor, pipes and bare walls. The lighting is also superb, if I can catch some light rays streaming through the blinds. Or I could do that in my room.

Anyway, I have some online Biology work to do.

Here is the artists website, she does bathtubs too. ;)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

[On] The things you keep from telling yourself

So, no art. It's not that I haven't done anything.
I've done a self portrait in acrylic, an artist book, a really-really-half-assed personal ... THING, a couple of small paintings, and some other minor stuff... it's just that most of it has been on a time limit and I'm not happy with it.
I have this problem with finishing things see--or more accurately NOT finishing them.
I take on too much or get too ambitious and then drop everything half way. Once in a while though, I am not to blame.
Which is why I like t o blog I think. This is straight from my head. I cut off every entry when I feel ready to and there it is; done. Except I get the best of both world since the blog doesn't end. It never has to until I do actually. I love that's blogs give you a free cheat.


Sometimes if you stop thinking and building ideas in your own head about who you should be you’ll stop putting boundaries around how you should feel to fit that.

So in a moment if sheer distraction I finally said exactly what has been bothering me about people. It’s not people; it’s the changing of people. It’s the moving tide of people into and out of my life and of my presence in theirs.

I feel replaceable.

And that goes against everything I want, need and stand for in this life I am _trying_ to build.

I think I should just stop worrying, but then when I do, when I relax, I think I relax too much. Things become so flexible when I just “am“, that time stretches to eternity. I can merely “be” for hours or days or weeks without change, without repercussions. Then I realize, there’s no reason not to be.

So fuck, if I’m going to be replaceable, I might as well as well make everyone else replaceable too.