i'm officially obsessed with paintings that are bright colors and play with geometric shapes.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
yesterday i was feeling pretty unmotivated and depressed. i think i did too much internet reading and saw too many small gallery websites and read too many articles and blah blah blah. but even though i overdo it, feel crappy, take a break and start to do it again, it just takes one artist's work to make me feel pretty excited about being an artist all over again. also, on a hopeless home design enthusiast note: those installation floors would be rad in an apartment, particularly the triangular one.
Friday, April 24, 2009
i haven't made it over to the all the great galleries on geary street yet, but i like to check their websites sometimes for inspiration. i love these pieces by sarah bostwick at gregory lind gallery. i think they are all based on architectural elements around she observed around san francisco. they have a very quiet, simple beauty, and i love that they break the two dimensional aspect of a hanging canvas with wood or metal elements. but it's sort of tainted because they remind me of the ill-fated model making class i took in college...despite my love of miniatures, i was not very good at reproducing architecture in small scale and it ended poorly. oh well, moving on.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
when i saw the post with these beautiful "nonsense graphs" on design work life, i had to investigate further. apparently there are a bunch of people who are members of a flickr group called make something cool everyday. these graphs by chad hagen are definitely one of the highlights, but there's a lot of cool stuff.
another standout was the set of colorful patterns by c86.
i am just starting to think about experimenting with interactive installations and working mechanisms (i mean robot parts) but i haven't had much experience so i am a little nervous. unless you count how good i was at playing the incredible machine in 1993. god i loved that game!! but i love this art even more. these are all incredibly successful and engaging. particularly this first one that tries to draw a circle. isn't it incredibly wonderful to see a machine that is clumsy and fails over and over again? my immediate reaction is to anthropomorphize it. i want to give it a hug and say hey, it's okay. circles are tough.
thank you to boing boing for posting the art of michael kontopoulos, and thank you to noah for sharing it with me.
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Sunday, April 19, 2009
when i found the work of sarah a. king, i didn't realize she was a member of a graphic design collective called evening tweed. all four of the designers do some pretty cool stuff, but today i was especially drawn to these typography designs by owen glidersleeve (now that's a surname).