Monday, October 19, 2009

The Leak

This is my newest piece. It is about the concept of the color pink. It mostly looks like a tragic menstrual disaster. This is a passageway. This is about the fear of the feminization of space and architecture. I am creating more intimate architecture that imitates or references the female body/experience and making it's animation and structure reliant on the room it exists in. Its kind of a demented wreath situation, like a wreath that blew up and went three dimensional and wasn't like "welcome to the space" but was more "welcome to the world through this birth canal." "The Leak" Muslin, potato dextrin, dye on iron rings.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pieces of Lou

I just got a favorite model. His name is Lou. Also, someone compliment me on the Jewel reference. Graphite on paper.

Thesis Gestation

Hello Others,

We are in the embryonic stages of my thesis pieces. I like to say "thesis pieces" because it rhymes with "reese's pieces." I have made four very rough sculptures that address the thoughts surrounding my current body of work about architectural installations. I also have a statement. Which do you want first?

The Statement:
My work is an architectural critique of the patriarchy in constructed space. I have created architectural installations to be in dialogue with the space in which they exist. The masculinity innate in architecture in often overlooked even in light of the nature of its historical precedents. I intend to use the gallery space to ignite the concept of my pieces and what they have to offer the viewer. They are largely dependent on the support of what determines "constructed space" from space as it exists in nature. I selected the materials for my pieces to be gendered differently from its X-Y-Z spatial setting. My pieces address different avenues of femininity and push them into conversation with their patriarchal setting. My goal is to inform the viewer of this dynamic, both in my work and in society.

The Pieces:
This is my studio! There are four pieces in it in this picture.

This is a close up of the far left corner. This is a web dependent on the structure of the room with the two sleeves of a wedding dress reaching out. "The Leech" Size varies room to room.

Second one from left. Twine and lace. "The Last Straw" or maybe "Clinging". Its about eight feet tall.

Muslin and Iron, "Mother" 7ftx3ft

I don't have a name for this one yet. But it is muslin on brass.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Another portrait drawing.

My teacher said it would be better if it was only this section. It does look cooler this way, but I like the whole drawing too because I have a SteveProblem.

Charcoal on toned paper, 22x30