Thursday, April 30, 2009

My show is coming







Landscape photo show!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Embarrassing


Here's a very embarrassing picture of both James Victore and myself. Recently Victore came to my university to give a somewhat intimate lecture.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Stationary (the remix)





[Addendum] I added borders so you can margins. The "teal outlines" would not be printed.
Finally got around to making some stationary for myself
The green border around the business cards represents the trim and would not be printed

Traffic?

I would love to know how much traffic my blog generates. I'm assuming next to none, but I'm not sure how to be certain of the hits I receive.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

PC CAN S. MY D.

This is what I make when I should not be making things.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fun Things I find


I found this in an old psychology book my mom used to use in school.

Sequential


I am planning to present work to have a Polaroid exhibition. I've taken nearly 80 polaroids over the past 6 months with another 50 planned. The top three are from left to right At the Car Wash 1/3; '' '' '' '' 2/3; '' '' '' '' 3/3.
Enjoy

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sometimes I can write, too

The great paradox of art, for me at least, is that it can be so universally accepted by all cultures of humanity on a macro scale, but so tediously confusing and complex on a micro scale.
When I was younger I was certain I knew what art was. Even before this class [Aesthetics] I thought I had a good understanding of what art is and that I would carry that conception with me into my 30s and maybe later down the road I would have some grand epiphany about art that would lead to a great and timeless understanding of what art "is" and that some how I would know something that no one else before me had ever known. Ever.
With each passing reading, however, I'm not so sure that there are unexplained areas of art theory or philosophy. Everything seems to have been covered up into this point in history. There are essentially no more limits to what can be created, and what can be thought about being created. Even to have an idea of maybe one day making something significant is a type of art. So what does that leave for the modern artist?
Warhol and Lichtenstein took the world they saw and adapted it. They made works biggers and massed produced them. Even Duchamp took something that was already in and used, and turned it on its side and made it art. What does the modern artist aspire to create that has not already been created by someone better before him?
Imitation is a tough thing to achieve without feeling cheap. When I take a photograph, or draw a picture, I'm not making anything original in the sense that I am making something from nothing, but somehow the process of me making that photo or drawing becomes more than just a copying. When I copy something I become the author of that copy, but is that worthy of praise or critique?
I have chosen a career choice that allows me full versatility and freedom of expression, yet I'm still crippled by the fear that things have already been done, and already been done better. Being more than an artist, but rather being a great idealist and contemporary thinker, seems to in some respects outweigh craftsmanship today. I'm not sure where I belong at times, but I don't think I can stop myself from trying to make something new. I guess that's a large part of what art IS for me. It's a drive to make a and create and attempt and fail and succeed and always push forward. I'm always going to try and create. Always. Regardless of whether or not its been thought or done before.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Awards and Books






So I recently made two books. One is a compilation of my sketches and the other is polaroids. On the first of the month I was honored with two prizes by Rowan University for my book of compiled photos entitled "Polaroid, The" one of which was a "Dean's Purchase Prize Award" and solidified my work by giving the book a permanent residence on the campus.
MyPublisher is a great resource to make small "pocket books" cheap and quickly. I used their program that you download on their site and upload the images to templates. I've ordered from them half a dozen times now and the books always arrive between 2-3 business days after placing the order. They're incredibly efficient and the prints are consistent.