Friday, May 29, 2009
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Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I am really struggling with this drawing. It is hard to control the charcoal on this scale. Difficult to maintain the digital quality. Probably have to try a different medium. But it is still interesting, because it has turned into a "black lung' which is what smokers get. It also begins to remind me of early Mondrian drawings. That was long before pixelization!
This is the drawing I decided to juxtapose with the lung.
It is also based on a digital print of an illustration of a pine seedling.
The idea comes from a true story concerning a Russian man who breathed in a pine bud which sprouted in his lung, causing him severe pain.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Zygmunt Bauman in Liquid Arts :
Once you reach perfection the world comes to a standstill. there is nothing else to do, and nothing will change. But we are all liquid modern; and so perfection, in which everything will be evermore the same, is not an ideal, it is a nightmare.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Today my colleague Chris tried to motivate our students to get their own bloggs. So now I am newly inspired to blogg.
The other interesting thing that happened today was that I discovered Bauman's "Liquid Modernity". I need to read this guy ...he is really interesting.