Here are some assembled images I've put together this week. I have plans to do lots more.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
|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
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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.
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
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
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!