Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day 190: the continuation

Still working with old ideas, I'm adding in some new elements from saturdays 12 in 12 hours.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Day 187: Recap

Here are the conversations from yesterday. Click on them to see a larger image.

Conversation 1:

Note how long we kept that long teal line.
It's a pretty good dialogue, though the last 4 drawings seem to be a series of "wait, what did you say?"

conversation 2:

This one is my favorite conversation! I love how circular it is too, with the final drawing having a very similar composition and color to the first.

Conversation 3:
The final work in this is also in another conversation, it is a "wait these two ideas meet here" moment. It's exciting because I got to explore my shrines idea more thoroughly and from a different direction.

I loved this dialogue idea, we're definitely going to do this again!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hours 11 and 12! Mission accomplished!

The final two hours

My hour 11:

Annie's hour 12:

Annie's hour 11
My hour 12:

Hours 9 and 10

Annie's previous one (the chocolates on the pile of mattresses) was so wonderful, and I felt like it wrapped up our conversation well, so I started a new one, thinking about my shrines, and including a painting done by Maggie of the ocean. I give you my hour 9

Followed by Annie's hour 10

And Annie's hour 9
Which somehow led to this hour 10 by me

Hour 8?

I made two in hour 6 to catch up with Annie

And here is her hour 7 (well 8 really) in response to those two

And Annie's hour 6
To my hour 7/ 8 (We're both making our 9th this hour)

Hour 5

Geddes hour 5

Annie hour 5

Call and response hours 3 and 4

Geddes hour 3

Annie hour 4
Annie hour 3
Geddes hour 4

Day 186: Call and Response 12 in 12 Hours

Annie and I are trying something exciting with this 12 in 12 hour installation. We are doing a call and response. Each hour, we'll trade artworks and make ours in response to the others. By the end we'll have two conversations.


Annie hour 1:
Geddes hour 2 (in response to Annie's hour 1)

Geddes Hour 1

Annie Hour 2 (in response to Geddes Hour 1)
(Annie's bonus hour 2 (she's so productive!)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Day 185: A whale of a time

I finished yesterday's collage, these are all 18" x 24". I'm thinking of maybe working on a larger one, then I can use a wider varity of marks with the embroidery thread.

Other excitement, tomorrow I'll be doing my 12 in 12 hours with Annie Blazejack. It's going to be great fun, and I'll try to post as I go, so you all can check in on my progress.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Day 184: progress in progress

I'm still exploring these whale skeleton shrines, I think I'm really starting to get somewhere. Here's what I've made so far today. It still needs some embroidery thread, but that will have to wait till tomorrow.

Day 183: Time Flies

Wow, time really went by today! I fell like I started a drawing wednesday morning and then woke up at 1:30 am to find in done.
I guess time flies when you're making art.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Day 182: Swept Off My Feet

Visiting the MOMA in NYC is a lot like visiting old friends. Old friends who you like a lot, and who happen to be throwing a party, and have invited all the coolest people they know. Aside from some old favorites, The Demoiselles d'Avignon, Starry Night, La Danse, That Picasso with the naked boy leading a horse... there were some new favorites too. I felt like every time a turned my head I was left breathless by another glorious work of art.

Among them was this beautiful Gauguin painting of puppies.

A HUGE Monet waterlilies painting that was absolutely mesmerizing

An Exhibit on Tim Burton, wow that man's brain is an enigma!

A beautiful little Klimt that got me thinking about patterns and backgrounds

Other highlights include a floor full of photographs, Avadon, Calahan, Robert Frank, Cindy Sherman etc...
And a retrospective of this CRAZY performance artist named Marina Abramovic, who may have been a masochist, but is also incredibly badass.

Another inspiring highlight of my visit to New York was a studio visit with Georgia Elrod (a friend I haven't seen sine I was 8). She is doing some very incredible work (, and has much good inspiring and insightful advice.

If you have an opportunity to go to MOMA make sure to, it is definitely worth going out of your way to see. Also check out Georgia's work.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Day 180: Artist of the day

Today I went to the Newman Popiashvili gallery, and met with Irena Popiashvili to talk about my art. She had some good insights for me, and suggested I look at the work of artist Berend Strik.

He works from photographs and found images, adding to them with fabric and stitching.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Day 177: Inspiring day

I went to the Armory show. So many stunning photographs, it was really inspiring. BONUS: My dad's pictures were on display, you can check out his work at

New York is so inspiring, there are so many creative people! I love it!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Day 175: Planning a Painting

A while ago I started a painting of a siren, due to shoulder troubles, I'm exploring smaller work right now, but I've started doing sketches for backgrounds for the painting. I'm headed to NYC tomorrow, my father is going to be in a photography show! Check out

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 171: One more down!

Oh yeah.

Day 170: Continuing to be continued

It needs more small marks, I'm on it.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Day 169: Making progress

A new one from today, not even half way done, but I like it better than the last already.

My finished version of yesterday's. Subtle changes, but it's better than before.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Day 168: Varriations

Here is my next experiment in whale skeleton's and shrines. I liked the last one better, but I'm not through with this one yet.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Day 167: Continued progress

Continued progress, I couldn't help but work a little this weekend. Hopefully tomorrow I'll feel finished with this one and will be making more!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Day 165: New Directions

An unfinished piece of the day:

"I like where this is going"