Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Alright, in an attempt to keep my life in order I am going to start blogging on here again. We both need new muses always, so here is one I came across:


I can only imagine that Tokihiro Sato's photographs are beyond stunning in person. I want to live in his mind or somethinnnnn

Asian photographer who made photographs of landscapes (snow, creek bed etc.) that had tiny points of white light embedded in the scene? He would take a flash light or a mirror and bounce back light into the camera (long exposure) tracing his path through the photograph.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

paintings this semester so far.

around 10x16 inches
about 24x30 in

about 4x2.5 feet

about 2x4 ft


about 4x2.5ft

Monday, February 8, 2010


"The attempt to define is like a game in which you cannot possibly reach the goal from the starting point but can only close in on it by picking up each time from where the last play landed." -Harold Rosenberg

For me painting is continuous. I don't start with a straight shot to a meaning. I finish one painting and start the next without much analysis. If I stop and try to figure it all out before I reach the goal, the game falls apart. I start assigning meaning and rules and I never finish what I started.

I have this idea that I'm working towards something. A long term something though.

When I was in metals I couldn't ever finish a project because there was a physical, set, drawn plan with steps of how to get there, with no deviation. And if i did deviate then the product would fall apart. Literally. Even in painting if I had a set goal, I either didn't finish the painting or I'd get really frustrated and didn't like the end result.

The only time I liked the end result was if i suddenly smeared the whole painting or altered it completely, and then the painting would be finished. When it wasn't what I had originally planned.

So why not eliminate the frustration, which is the plan, or idea, or goal, and just enjoy the process. And in the idea of keeping painting continuous, why not make finishing a painting and moving on to the next part of the process? A continuous journey towards something fuzzy rather than running in circles around some idea I'll never let myself reach anyway.

I need to get some pictures up here.