Thursday, May 26, 2011

Post-Modernist Strategies!!!

Just a quick post today of something interesting I found. One of my favorite paintings, The Swing, by Jean-Honore Fragonard has been re-worked into a installation by an artist named Yinka Shonibare. He turned this painting into a piece that seems to criticize the excessive luxury that the original implies.

Last semester I wrote a paper on which focused on stategies of artmaking in the postmodern art world. Using old works of art to create something new is one way of doing this. This is illustrated perfectly here, if only I had found this a month ago!

Jean-Honore Fragonard, The Swing (1766)

Yinka Shonibare, The Swing (after Fragonard) (2001)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Post-semester nap week!

Just finished up the semester on Thursday. Finally! Now I can focus on my own projects for the rest of the summer, including some things I've been itching to start.

One of my final projects ended up turning out better than I expected. We had to do a final project in my Psychology of Women class that challenged gender stereotypes. Cooking, and being "in the kitchen" is stereotypically a woman's job. But, that's not the case anymore. I know plenty of men who love to cook, and do it on a regular basis.

When it comes to kitchen items or items involving food, if there is a person pictured - it is usually a woman. These plates offer an alternative to that, honoring the men who love to be in the kitchen!

Check out the entire series over at my etsy shop!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How amazing is this?!

Loving this cabinet... Summer project? I believe so.

More information about it at the Art Institute's Site

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Who knew!

In the 9th grade, we were subjected every so often to geology videos featuring bearded, bespectacled geologists. Recently I was reminded of them while looking at some cool rings made of raw cut minerals/rocks/gems. Needing vaguely interesting things to watch while making hundreds of houses for my mobiles, I went on a search across the interwebz.

And found THE VERY videos I remember watching. I drew a picture of the main narrator and everything, back in the day.

Here is the link, in case anyone cares to take a look.

Now, back to folding and gluing!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Starting anew

Time to do this blog thing for real. It is something I've been putting off for way too long. Also, I am being shown up by all the people's blogs I follow, and I want to join in on the fun!!! :-D

Here's to trying it out for real this time....