For the last few weeks, I’ve been helping out with the design of Handmade Colorado. This is an exhibition at Denver International Airport featuring crafters and artists from throughout the state. It has been an immensely fun project! They have … Continue reading →
It’s been gnawing at my brain for weeks: “I need to update my blog. I need to update my blog. [repeat]” So here I am. I am actually moving next weekend! I’ve been organizing and packing my belongings these past couple … Continue reading →
This was the special surprise I found when I drove my friend Kenny back to Fort Collins today. I had seen it once before and thought it was just somebody’s homage, but when Kenny said it was a true-and-tried Warhol, we pulled over and I asked him to snap this photo of me.
The can was created for Warhol’s 1981 exhibition at Colorado State University, then re-installed in 2008 at their new art building.
My Canon Powershot A80 has been sitting cold since last December, when I had my thesis art show. Up until eight months ago, it was a constant companion on my photo safaris through the city, snapping up inspiration and elements … Continue reading →
I’ve been fascinated with Orlan since I first discovered her my freshman year of college. At the time, she was presented in my art history class as an artist who composited all these faces from famous works of art, and strived to transform herself into a grotesque copy of this simulated face. When I think about it now, this notion/narrative seems simplistic and quaint. There is such a performative aspect to her work that the above explanation is really the easy way out.
One of the most beautiful things about Orlan is that she makes apparent the fact that we are performing with our bodies each day. And while none of us are undergoing surgery without anesthetic, perhaps we should wake ourselves up to the artificiality of our day-to-day life and our movements.
I love it when artists make declarations like, “pain is an anachronism.” On the surface they seem so self-indulgent–oh, Orlan!–but these statements are perhaps the only things challenging us anymore.
Me Company is a British firm specializing (or “specialising” since they’re Brits?) in lush, textured, digitally generated graphics. They may be most well-known for designing the art for Björk’s Debut, Post and Homogenic albums. (Which were perhaps the biggest visual influences … Continue reading →