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Visual Aesthetic

Hello readers,

It’s been so long since I’ve posted on this blog! So much has been happening these days. In celebration of being active, I thought I’d write a short post on my own visual aesthetic. I got an MFA in Studio Art after doing my undergrad in Theater & Original Works because I knew the importance of both the theatrical and the visual in my work. I create objects for theater and theater for objects. When I write, I see images. This translates into performance and film projects (often both at once) that are stylized and visually bold. Below are a few inspirations that I use frequently in my work:

1) RED CURTAINS
Face Off
IMG_4588
Mamma Donna Falls in Love
MamaDonna
Buoj iz Jeb, Professional Figure Model
IMG_8972

2) POLKA DOTS & STRIPES
Isabel Jukes Karaoke
Isabel1
Red Blob Massacre
IMG_5836
Red Blob Massacre storyboard
Scene 4_1

3) Sexual Body Parts
Ode to the Boob
Photo 71
The Dick Tater
P1000671
Red Hole Circus

Buoj iz Jeb, Professional Figure Model
IMG_7538

4) Cardboard & Foam
Hot Ripe Burning Sex Parts
IMG_9262
Red Blob Massacre
IMG_4875
Beneath the Concrete
_MG_8835

5) The Grotesque
Red Blob Massacre
Red Blob Leg
The Shooting

Face Off
Sequence 1 010346;22

6) Influences
Food by Jan SvankmajerBe Nice to Me by Pipilotti RistLighting Strikes by Klaus NomiPsycho Beach Party

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Face Off

Well, tonight was the opening of my newest video installation piece, titled “Face Off”. I have to say, it is one of the most vulnerable pieces of art I’ve ever made in my life. And I’m still not sure how I feel about showing it. But, these past two weeks of preparing the installation have been the most inspiring two weeks of action and direct result than I have experienced in a while. There’s something about having a deadline and just going for it; putting all the energy you have into it to create something to the best of your ability. All in all, I’ve learned a lot from this process. I still feel vulnerable, but sometimes letting your vulnerability show itself to the world is just about one of the best things you could do with it.

Here are a few pictures of the video aspect of the piece. More from the opening and installation to come soon…. :

 

Face Off

Inspiring Art Installations

I’ve been working for the past couple of weeks on an art installation, and through the process have gained new respect for artists who create interactive environments for their audience to explore and respond to. Below are some of my faves:

 

Ernesto Neto

Griya Kulo: Thousands of Pigeon Feathers

Cakeland in Oakland

Leandro Erlich: Swimming Pool

For Use/Numen: Tape Installation

Pipilotti Rist: Video Installations

Maurizio Cattelan

Louise Bourgeoise

The Creepy Hamburg Water Woman

David Cerny: Look into the Abyss

Spencer Tunick

And now, off to finish mine!!!

Image Links: (for some reason I’m having trouble connecting the link, so I’m afraid for most of these you’ll have to copy and paste until I figure it out.)

http://vectroave.com/2010/07/ernesto-neto-art-installations/ (Ernesto Netohttp://forum.xcitefun.net/cakeland-sweet-art-installation-oakland-t40631.html Art Installations)

http://www.griyakulo.com/art-installation-with-fluid-concept-features-of-thousands-pigeon-feathers/art-installation-with-fluid-concept-features-of-thousands-pigeon-feathers08/ (Art Installation with Fluid Concept)

http://forum.xcitefun.net/cakeland-sweet-art-installation-oakland-t40631.html (Cakeland- Sweet Art Installation- Oakland)

http://slicemagazine.blogspot.com/2009/04/wtf-art-installation.html (WTF? Art Installation- Swimming Pool)

http://www.dezeen.com/2010/06/17/tape-installation-by-for-usenumen-at-dmy-berlin/ (Tape Installation)

http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/20/great-art-outdoors-on-buildings-in-moscow/ (Great Art, Outdoors, on Buildings, in Moscow)

http://www.thisistomorrow.info/default.aspx?webPageId=1&catId=188&pageNumber=1 (Contemporary Art Magazine)

http://artobserved.com/artists/maurizio-cattelan/ (Maurizio Cattelan)

http://morrisonworldnews.com/?p=12735 (Sculptor & Artist, Louise Bourgeoise)

http://www.lolgallery.com/the-creepy-hamburg-water-woman-photos/ (The Creepy Hamburg Water Woman Photos)

http://diannaspostcardsfromtheedge.blogspot.com/2010/08/look-into-abyss.html (Look Into the Abyss)

http://danielleandkait.blogspot.com/2010/11/spencer-tunick_10.html (Spencer Tunick)

http://www.shanelavalette.com/journal/2010/05/30/spencer-tunick-installations/ (Spencer Tunick: Installations)