Tuesday, September 18, 2007

random sketchbook page

Still working on collating some weirdo drawings for this possible project and came across this. The drawing on the right has always been one of my faves. I drew it on a 3X5, then taped it into my sketchbook. I didn't think it would stay in there, but it has. (I also love the THIS IS NOT ART stamp.)

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Monday, September 17, 2007

3X5, revisited

I might be working on a project soon for a friend of mine who has requested some of my "weirdo" characters. He's quick to say that those are his words, but I'm cool with that. They are weird. Anyway, in preparation for that, I've been looking through some older drawings. Some of them are from the late nineties, others are just recently old - done in the last year or so. I'm gonna be posting these on my flickr page soon, but I thought I'd put a few on here, too. So, here's the first in the long (and somewhat never-ending) 3X5 series.

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

AIVO opening went well

I received some pics from co-curator Sam Fitz the other day that he took at the opening of AIVO at Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary while I was on vacation. It looks like the opening went really well. Lyndsay emailed me and told me that one of my pieces, Multitasking, sold too - crazy. Don't think I'll ever get used to the idea of anyone actually buying stuff that I make. I'm so honored. More pics of the opening can be found on my flickr page.

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Saturday, June 02, 2007

a waking thought

I awoke this morning with a thought: there's no denying who you are. That thought was paired with this image, which I drew this afternoon. Despite all the different directions my work haas taken over the years, these masked figures still take up a lot of room in my brain. Since taking sociology in high school, human behavior, interaction and decisions have intrigued me. Why do we do what we do? What makes us decide to do one thing instead of another? Do the circumstances we're thrown into determine what action we take or is it the other way around? If there's one thing I've learned, it's that it's not the cards you're dealt, but what you do with them once you have them. I like the way Bjork puts it in her song "It's Not Up To You" (off of her album, Vespertine):

I can decide what I give / but it's not up to me / what I get given

So true. As I wrap up the paintings for my upcoming show, I find these masked figures popping into my head and feel another body of work coming on. Maybe I need to revisit ALL the creatures in my head. They help make up who I am.

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

brand spankin' NEW frag-ment-ed.com!

WOO-HOO and YEE-HAW!! The long-awaited, ever-procrastinated, complete rehaul of my website is finally COMPLETE! I couldn't have done it without the encouragement and support of my husband and uber-codemaster, Jake. He kicked my butt into gear, helped me to understand a teeny-weeny bit of code, and made my vision into a reality (thank you, sweetie!). Never before has my website looked so sparkley! For the first time ever, I will be selling work online, which is a whole new venture for me. Welcome to the new frag-ment-ed.com!

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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

chris harding animation concern

Chris Harding's updated site is now up complete with a Work In Progress page and lotsa other neat addtions. He also has some interesting drawings on the LOG page. My fave might very well be the Hippopossumus (seen here). Check it out!

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