Monday, February 22, 2010

Project #1

It seems that I am one of, if not the only one that has not (much) contributed to the blog so far. A little bit of history... Even though I have been working on/with computers before most of you, were even born somehow when I try to use the blog it feels like I am talking to a machine not to people.

My apologies if they are required... maybe to the computers, I suppose.
My view of things seems to be broader, I look and see much more that what is really in front of me. I tent to misunderstand "words" or maybe as they enter my mind they get transformed, I call it "fantasy+reality" before they get to its destination (somewhere in the brain of course).
Why is it so hard for me to pick "one object that inspires me?
Very simple, they all could inspire me in one way or another, some for a split second, some longer.
I am at the point where I have to single out something or another from my very global view.

Any suggestions?

1st Project

It's hard to gather all my ideas and decide on one.
This is where I am at...

What makes me feel confused and then clear? (I ask this question because this is the feeling I received from the photograph that inspired me)

From distortion into clarity....

An object that makes me feel this is looking at or through a bubbles or a soapy solution. The distortion of the background because of the bubble solution confuses the eye at first but once you realize what you are looking at the clarity of objects begin to appear.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cindy Sherman

So episode 5 in art 21 is not online yet. check out a preview, a video about a show, words, and pictures.
Kim and Cindy - this can be relevant to your project (the use of makeup there is very interesting). Meghan - the idea of a world of clown in the preview rings a bell? :) You can take it out of the library next to our building.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


So I started drawing Zombies. Here are the frist 2 I have draw. I really enjoy drawing them. Tell me what y'all think.
I think Iwill be able to do some much more with paint.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Joel-Peter Witkin

Since Joel-Peter Witkin says he uses unclaimed bodies from a Mexican morgue, I will not coment on the aesthetics of his work due to issues of consent of his subjects. It is interesting to note if he tried to do this in America, he would be jailed, the morgue would pay millions in restitution, and the pictures would be ordered destroyed.
Thanks for Joel Peter Witkn Info.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

very interesting "death"

it was very interesting..... in my opnion was not morbid , was done in good taste in fact glassman look so much at peace he looked very much alive. Thanks for sharing...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Joel Peter Witkn

From what I have read, he did use real cadavers as his subjects (both animal and human) it doesn't go into detail of where he got the latest subjects but does say in Mexico is where he started. He is still alive and doing showings too.

here are two links the first of his autobiography the other his work, both sites are "legal" sites.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Still totally confused...

For some reason I still can get the real meaning of it all... even though I've to understand Jean's Baudrillard thoughts and theorys.

Association Project?

Hi all, I put some associations with each picture to start off discussion. How about adding your pictures/associations?