Friday, September 28, 2007
ok, so it's not much, but it's something. it's the first decent thing i've made this whole month of september. not the first version. no, no. maybe the fifteenth. i've been having, well, a bear of a time (pardon me) making something work. this bear came to me in my dreams but really i feel like it came back from the future. i plan on using this as one of the pieces to a puzzle. that puzzle will hopefully be created in...seven days? if not? at least, it's a start.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
the slide business wasn't a big deal. a lot of people surprised me with their work- and mostly in a good way. i'm starting to really enjoy this lil' group i'm in. i've had three critiques from professors. and i got the concensus no one is crazy about representation. my advisor said he usually hates anything representational and i was his fourth meeting with a representational painter that day. i asked him if he was super bummed that he had to talk to me. well, no, but he wanted to make his opinion known. others said that images were tyrannical. but i figure i signed up for this challenge. my painting is slowly coming together after a few drafts. i'm making sure it's finished so my one piece in the group show is a newbie.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
it's official. i like grad school. this past week we have managed to move into our studios, register, listen to a billion lectures, assign jobs, and tonight we are going to look at everyone's slides. barf. don't get me wrong; i can't wait to see everyone else's slides. it's my slides i'm worried about. anyway, i'll be starting a new piece today. i want to get something new going before i have meetings with professors and before we hang our first show in october. once something's nearly finished, i promise to post it.