Today I’ve had class, did some printing, and did a night time photo shoot. Productivity!

A couple more progress shots.

A couple more progress shots.

gremlinowl:

Caitie Sellers

Through my jewelry I am highlighting the overlooked beauty of the urban landscape. Infrastructure and architecture inspire line drawings which are turned into jewelry through steel wire and silver solder. All the gritty, rusted, and stubborn signs of humanity that get overlooked by the tourist and taken for granted by the resident are my curiosities.

Catie Sellers’s work is the perfect combination of the two- and three-dimensional forms of representation, in my opinion. Though her pieces look very flat, a closer look reveals the depth of the layers, the electrical wires going through space.
Certainly, her urban inspiration comes through, in both her choice of steel as material and in the cityscapes she creates, but is surprising delicate. I can just imagine her placing every wire meticulously, delicately heating during soldering so as not to dislodge the wires. It appears visually quite delicate as well, contrasting with the industrial strength of of the city. 
I also appreciate her utilizing the properties of the silver solder, which does not take kindly to patinas in most cases. Solder’s appearance usually indicates a lack of craftsmanship and clean up, but she uses it to create the lights of the city, luminous silver against the oxidized steel, or to mimic the look of welding. 

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Diptych ideas. 
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Diptych ideas. 

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Tags: photo research

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Andrea Mastrovito born in Bergamo in 1978 is an multimedia artist whose dynamic works have acquired considerable recognition in recent years.Mastrovito uses cut paper and basic two-dimensional materials to create three-dimensional large-scale installations. His language becomes a symbolic and visual device, insignificant pieces become the protagonists of his narrative imagery and explosions of color are challenged against solid color blocked figures. Mastrovito lives and works between Bergamo and New York.

Represented by FOLEY gallery

// selected by Tu recepcja

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Jan Fabre is an established artist with a long rap sheet — having shown and made installations everywhere from The Royal Palace in Brussels to The Louvre Museum in Paris. It’s impossible to pigeonhole him down into one medium, since he’s worked with materials as diverse as bic ballpoint pens and beetle wings. Not to mention, he’s also an author and theater director on top of everything else.

About Jan Fabre
visual artist, theatre maker and author

For more than thirty-five years, Jan Fabre (b. Antwerp, 1958) has occupied a leading international position as a groundbreaking visual artist, theatre maker and author. In the late seventies he took courses at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the Municipal Institute of Decorative Arts and Crafts, both in Antwerp. He has become well known to a wide audience with The Hour Blue (1977-1992), a series of deep-blue Bic ballpoint drawings, the Tivoli castle (1990), Heaven of Delight (2002), in which he covered the ceiling of the Mirror Room at the Royal Palace in Brussels with jewel beetle wing-shields, his open-air sculptures, including The man who measures the clouds (1998), Searching for Utopia (2003) and Totem (2000-2004), and such recent installations as Chapters I-XVIII (2010) and Pietas (2011).

Selected by Andrew

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I got a chance to go out yesterday for photos, but I didn’t take any interim shots with my phone.  I’m going to try to finish out my last roll before I go into the darkroom later today to process my film… should have some WIP shots of my prints before the end of the week.

Art tips:

robotsandfrippary:

Just draw the damn hands.  Stop ending them at stumps at the wrist. Stop hiding them behind someone’s back.  Draw them.  Yeah, you’re probably bad at them, guess what? Everyone is.  And you’re not going to get better by not drawing them.

So draw the damn hands.

Same for feet.  I suck at hands on models, but I’m getting better.  Mostly, I suck at the wrists because the wrists are smaller than the hands themselves.  But the feet?  I’m getting way better.

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I’ve been in my drawing class for about an hour and I don’t feel overwhelmed… Yet. I’m also drawing booty.

Tags: drawing

Another work in progress.

Another work in progress.