The only thing that everything has in common is that it is all part of life.
I'm not interested in ordering the disorder or explaining the unexplainable.
I don't believe that what an artist says about themselves or their work will help others understand what they are doing.
I don't believe that art is to be understood or that we should demand that it be explained.
An imagination is something that reveals itself spontaneously.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I am going to art school because I did not know what else to do. My art has always naturally been part of me. My earliest memories are of myself drawing on my mom's coffee table. Art became what I consciously wanted to do when I realized that it was what I was already doing. My art is all that I have to give, it is my only talent. My art honestly hasn't changed much from my earliest memories of life to being a senior in college. My art is about the way I look at the world. My art and my reasons for doing it come from my inability to make sense out of life.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
For my thesis project I am going to continue creating series of drawings. I am going to experiment more within my style. Each series will exist within its own world. This will involve different materials for each series. I will not be planning ahead what materials will be used or any other specifics; these are things that I will figure out when the time is right. Some constants will be mechanical pencil and paper, though there may be alterations within these parameters.
I would consider my research to be observation and thought. All the time I am planning, getting ideas, transforming them, making sense out of them. All of my drawings come from observation. I see the world as an abstracted and distorted place, which is why my art appears this way. There is no way of turning off the mind. All of my thoughts are being brought into my work.
I will be using different materials other than just pencil and paper when I feel that it is necessary for a specific series. I would like to think more about surface and color than I have in the past. I would also like to think more about having the size of my pieces fluctuate from larger or smaller than they have been in the past. I am planning on making each series a unified piece of work. For this reason I do not know how many pieces will be in a given series, how large each piece will be, or what materials will be used. I will be actively pursuing the idea of each series being different from the last.