Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Barbara Kruger

I am doing a presentation on Barbara Kruger on Monday-- thought I should do a post on her too. This is just a handful of her powerful art.

I'm kind of obsessed with her. She has found an aesthetically pleasing way to get her ideas out and yet present them in a bold, powerful manner. I want to be able to get my ideas out in such a way...

Also- she is a professor of art at... UCLA! (although, she was a prof at UC Berkeley for four years and it was here she decided to start using photos in her art!)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Theo Altenberg Paintings

As much as I love conceptual art; sometimes it is nice to get lost in abstraction.
sometimes it is nice to just look, and not think. sometimes i don't want to think.

Food 4 Thought

I was reading for one of my classes the other day, and in one component of the text the author mentions, "People always want what they don't have. People should want what they do have" right now and they would be happier. This resinated with me all day. Sometimes we forget that there are great things right in front of our face. We forget about the present. We get lost in the past and caught up in the future. I think the media, and society in general, makes us constantly feeling we 'need' more,... we 'need' something else, etc. Advertisements, magazines, and what not are always telling us that if we don't look or act a certain way or have a certain thing, we are inadequate (untill we look/have this certain thing/way). Even when we attain the product, idea, or whatever being promoted is happiness reached?

If we aren't the norm or have what the norm has we are inadequate, in terms of the media.

I think that shit is garbage.

Ideologies of beauty are bullshit. Ideologies of perfection are bullshit.
Ideologies are all contrived.

Everything is socially constructed.

Stop feeling bad about what you don't have. Look at all you do have. I bet you have some pretty awesome things.

(It is hard for me to put in words clearly what I am trying to say--- hopefully its understandable...)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Professor Soap - Spirit Quest Journey

Love these characters!!! The song is chill- however, it sounds like something i made on garage band......

Friday, March 4, 2011

Breakbot Video

I'm not really a big fan of the song- but I think this video is gorgeous.
Breakbot is from Ed Banger Records and they always have awesome videos.
This was handmade by Irina Dakeva and and is composed of approx 2000 images watercolor painted one after another

Tall Painting