Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Here are some assembled images I've put together this week. I have plans to do lots more.

Monday, March 26, 2012

cynthia lin

Graphite and charcoal on paper
60.5" x 128"
"The colossal orifices, pressed against glass, aim to convey a tension between intimacy and vastness that evokes conflicting aspects of modern life.  They are vulnerable to scrutiny yet mysterious, unique yet anonymous, truthfully represented yet easily misread."


Contradition is so much a part of this project. The inside is made of an exterior, the self is made an other, the outside becomes enmeshed within, and the body becomes enmeshed with its surroundings. Like an animal that can camouflage itself in its natural environment, the artists have described the Interiors  to be about a subject “incapable of demarcating the boundaries of its own body…[a subject] lost in the immensity that surrounds it”.
 From "Aziz + Cucher: Landscapes and Interiors" by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz

Friday, March 23, 2012

collage or something like it

I've been collecting images... and in attempts to work more impulsively/intuitively I've been throwing them together as so...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

if I were a painting...

Odilon Redon, Pandora, 1910-12. Oil on canvas. 56 1/2 x 24 3/4 in.

room envy

Edouard Vuillard. Theodore Duret. 1912. oil on cardboard. 95 x 75mm.   
I need a room like this... so elegantly disheveled. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

john cage: some rules for students and teachers

In case you're not familiar with the artist/musician/composer John Cage, here's a video of one of his most famous musical arrangements, called 4 min 33 seconds. It consists of composed silences of various lengths. Pretty great, if I do say so myself.


I've been trying to be more active in my sketchbook lately... working and writing a bit more intuitively than usual. Here's a little something I did today. It's charcoal and magazine cut-out. I've been really drawn to this vertical crack-ish form for some reason. I keep seeing it everywhere and unconsciously configuring things into this shape. The installation I'm working on, for example, is starting to form a central crack/space as well. I'm not sure what the attraction is. There's something scaleless about it I think. It's spacial in a sense. It could suggest a coming together or a pulling apart. Perhaps it reveals something beyond or underneath the surface. I'm not entirely sure... got to keep thinking about it.

Friday, March 9, 2012

back to work

I've spent the past week getting settled into my new studio space. The fire (and subsequent sprinkler downpour) claimed the bulk of my materials, so I've had to start afresh. I'm also no longer allowed to work with oil-based polyurethane, so I'm having to reassess my process a bit. Several of these cardboard pieces survived the chaos, so I decided to work with them for the time being. This installation is in the early stages of its life. There's a lot more I want to add, but it's starting to take shape.

Monday, March 5, 2012

skin bag

I need this shawl!! If only it didn't cost 900 euros! I guess I'll just have to make one for myself!

It's made out of a synthetic faux-skin material called SkinBag. This stuff is awesome! It comes in a variety of types... some made out of latex, some out of polyurethane, with wrinkles and/or veins, or without. You can buy it as a raw material or fashioned in a number of awesome/weird accessories (like the shawl pictured above). So cool!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

found drawing

This is by far the best part of my studio going up in flames last weekend.