Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I did a selfportrait slash charcature for the second mandala. the Mandalas we have been doing are a really good excerise to get your cogs going. it really is a great to start the moring out drawing.

Still Life

Name - Untitled

Medium - Digital Print

Size - 18" x 15"

For my still life i showed a digital print form a series I am working on. The series is a group of digital prints with a M-16 as the focal point. The M-16 is not an object but more of a person. The rifle is placed in diffrent domistic inviroment. The prints are suppose to talk about how a veteran has to adapt to a domistict inviroment

I really wanted to do something diffrent with this self portrait. I thought about it for a long time. I thought about how i really did not want to take a traditonal approach to the self portrait. I have been realy craving to draw which is traditonal. I came up with using my DD214 and layering that with injuries that I sustaind in the military. This is more of a protrait of who i was and not who I am now it represents my past. In the end my past reflects my present and my future.

Koons + Warhall = Franco Mondini-Ruiz

Meeting Franco Mondine Ruize is like hitting a brick wall. He comes at you with full force with no apologies. when you enter his house you are bombarded with objects, plants, cats, birds, and everything else under the sun. You are completely transported to a different land, I like to call it Franco land think Willi Wonka an the chocolate factory "watch your step". the house is a work of art itself. The house was given to him by his mother and he transformed it into a work of art.

When I goth their Franco was very gracious its like the calm before the storm or similar to waiting for a ride at amusement park. First Franco introduced himself and talked about his history, nothing was off limits by the way and it was all offered. Franco talked about how he was a in law and moved to art after not being satisfied with his job kind of Jeff Koonisk but the difference is that Franco has a passion in himself and his work.

Franco runs his land like a business. he has a few assistance that are artist themselves "Brison and Holly". Franco was a great insight into how to properly mange your art career. He gave us a few pointer suggesting that your time is worth money.

Monday, September 7, 2009


So From A-Z is a lot harder than I expected to be I was sure this project was going to be quick, I was very wrog. at first I sat on my couch sketching away anything that i saw that came up with the corresponding letter. needless to say that didn't go so well. after about two hours forcing myself to find the right object I gave in and got up off the my butt. After this happened I found it a lot easier to sketch of course. I was able to expand my reach of object just by moving from the couch to the bedroom and then to the kitchen and eventually outside.

Sketching objects in this project was good practice because it forced me to sketch thing i really did not want too. the project really took you out of your comfort zone. After a while I was able to get into a grove and start to enjoy the proses.but towards the end a certain amount of fatigue set in and the drawing almost coud have been abstract drawings.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

First Thursday & Friday March 2009

Dylan Collins, Donald Henson,Andries Fourie

Leona Scull-Hons

Beili Liu

Students Art-Smart

Joseph Cohen