Saturday, November 28, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

screenprint


W.P.A. industrial disgusting color style
this is a test print to see how the 4 screens turned out, and get the registration right
now to find some colors that are a little more me....
(although a mini edition with these colors might be fun)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Failure is always an option

http://www.odemagazine.com/doc/57/in-praise-of-failure/all

I am one of those rare few who have had zero interest in the Harry Potter series. But, that does not mean I hate the books, the author, or movies. Just not my cup of tea, that's all.

I have always been interested in varying definitions of success and failure.
Both success and failure are tied to ego and desire, which is why they seem so incredibly important to most people.

The above link is to an article and video of J.K. Rowling's commencement speech at Harvard; about failure.

Messy is good

the article speaks about letting little kids be messy and creative, but I believe that this can extend to adults.
http://www.cae-nyc.org/content/Why-Messy-Is-Good

I would add that a convincing article should not be the basis for discarding one particular pactice or another
neither in praise of creativity/messiness
nor in praise of scientific/academic rigor
But would encourage you to look at WHY you are being either messy or neat.
Being orderly for the sake of obligation, might not be a good reason.
Being messy out of laziness might not be a good reason either.
But, order and logic have a proper place along side the messily random creativity that exists in art (and many fields that would require some level of creativity)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

why Figurative work is more popular than Abstraction

(at least in Allan Stone's opinion)
http://www.thecollectorfilm.com/interviews.html
although I must admit that I agree with him

When you get to the page, click on the first clip, titled "Allan on Art"