Monday, December 18, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Things change, people come into your life, and they spark a change for the better. But as quickly as they come they move away, sometimes they come back, sometimes not. At first this drawing was in response to the intial excitement of something new and better. I viewed the drawing as a new world being created, not just by me but by this new force.
Looking at this drawing now it captures and holds that excitement, but I see how unstable this new world can be. The shapes are floating in space, seperate. Nothing can be created intill they come together. Building this unstable world takes time, and patience. Sometimes though you have to let go of your feelings and be patient.
All this said, this work is still about things that can't be defined simply, which is why each drawing gets more and more complex.
Friday, November 24, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Drawing #4(undecided, undefined),
I'm throwing this out in a rough state to get some feedback. I'm in the process of exploring sound and hope to have a score for this soon. But I like the default sound that comes from the fragments of music and conversations while I was making this.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
Nobody But Me playing by The Human Beinz, nobody but me in the corner. I love the double meanings the music adds to this piece. This performance crosses a lot of the walls I've put up for myself and the meanings I'm finding in it seem to grow each day.
I've Been Hit Harder
This is the Alison's Lesson's video.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
I saw this on my walk to school the other day. It captures the suttle reflections that I need to stop and enjoy more often.
This is a drawing from the first stop motion animation I created last week. I find myself attracted to the traces of the old character that are left behind and intrested in the vortex that is created where the character once was. I will upload the videos as soon as I add sound to them.
Monday, October 16, 2006
I shot 3 different videos over the weekend in the same space using two cameras at two different angles. This time instead of being slapped I was given permission to slap three different girls. This changes the slaps for it becomes violent and less humorous because I’m slapping girls, which Is socially wrong. But in the videos it’s obvious that they are willing participants in the exchange. They begin to critique the way I hit them, and the videos become more about how I slap like a pansy. I’m given tips on how to slap them with more force. They give me permission to hit them but to not hurt them.
I found in these videos that I’ve become more aware of my size, I see more of a contrast in my size in relation to these girls that I’m not aware of normally. As well I notice that there’s a line I don’t cross. I never go too far; I never lose control.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
I don’t get it lately I’ve been plagued by a number of the text teasers. They text me messages like what up G? And I being an idiot stupidly take the bait and text them back. What follows is a tirade of messages back and fourth that seemingly could go on for hours. They use acronyms like LOL and WTF. My favorites are the girls I’ve been texting and when I call they don’t pick up. Because they really don’t want to talk to me, they actually have no interest in even dating me. They’re just afraid of being alone. Constantly tapping away on their phones when they can’t get to a computer to post Myspace bulletins.
Sunday, October 08, 2006
These were some experiments with adding color to the drawings. They seem to lose something with color added to them.
These drawings are partly about attention. Wanting the spotlight, even starving for it but being weary of completely going into it. The character is an undefined mold that is constantly morphing and changing. The time element of these pieces is non-linear, the different characters in the drawing are all the same person just at different times. The drawings take place in a spotlight and on a stage with much of the action taking place behind the scenes. Making visible vulnerabilities I seem all to willing to display.
These images are stills from videos I shot where I asked girls to slap me. I like that these slaps where staged. I'm expecting the slap, like expecting a certain rejection. i found in the begining of doing this that I couldn't look the girl in the eye, I diverted my eyes and wanted to laugh.In the last videos I did i started to look the girl right in the face, and laugh at the absurdity of the situation.
I find visually i'm more attracted to the image of me being slapped then to the videos.
Anti-Personal Ad Business Cards,
This project grew from the idea of selling an idea of myself. I have one thousand of these business cards that list negative aspects of my character, and previous relationships. I have to give them out to anyone I meet and I am not allowed to take a card once given away.
This is an update of a project I did earlier this year, the main difference being that I put my name on it this time and linked it to a Myspace account. I've also started a blog where you can post your own personal ad.