My son goes to school out of state, and I send him these postcards every week. Its really my way of sharing pieces of who I am with him.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
I love large scale installations. Throw some nature into the mix and I'm sunk! Hinrichsen's snow spirals are elegant and whimsical all at the same time. The scale that they're done at are dizzying!
Monday, March 5, 2012
I'm playing with some small figure studies just for the fun of it. I'd love to do another series of 6 of these. I have a bunch of ideas of how to finish them, but haven't decided just yet.
My son is home for spring break and I have been enjoying his company, which means that I haven't been spending as much time at my art desk. We have some exciting things brewing for his future, but nothing confirmed just yet.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I have been a huge fan of Amy Wilson for a long time. I even got to interview her for my Inspiration of the Month feature back in 2008.
She has managed to delight me yet again with her interactive flash game, It's Like This Every Day. Its a small point and click game that is deceptively harder than it first appears. Her watercolors draw one in and the narratives hidden within the game carry you to times past and inner landscapes that are haunting and mysterious. The game has everything that is wonderful about Wilson's art.
If that wasn't enough, she has a limited edition of art stamps that shes giving away to the first 10 people who complete the game (and take screen shots of the game items). As of this writing, there were still 7 stamp sets left!
Go forth and play!
Monday, February 27, 2012
I finished a spread for my Sketchbook Project book. I chose the theme "The Secret and How to Tell It" and felt rather inspired by it.
I've been having a lot of fun with the book, and find it a nice change of pace!
Friday, February 24, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
It feels wrong to admit that I am not a fan of Jackson Pollock's artwork. He was such a pivotal force in the art world and I cannot deny his impact. While I am grateful for his vision, I'm just not fond of his paintings.
I adore this film though. What an intimate and loving portrayal of Pollock's incredible career as well as his struggle to really live. Its a finely crafted film with incredible performances and rich characters. I highly recommend it, and you can find it on Netflix Instant.
Monday, February 20, 2012
My daughter and I have been bonding over art a lot lately, so we decided to collaborate on a project together.
We ordered books from The Sketchbook Project for their 2012 Limited Edition series. They sent us the blank sketchbooks, we chose our themes, and are ready to fill them with artistic goodness over the course of the next two months.
We will then mail the sketchbooks back and they will become a part of the Brooklyn Art Library permanent collection. Its an exciting way to get our art out into the wild.