Saturday, July 16, 2011

artist and photographer #6-11



Dwight Baird


Andrew Wyeth





Eric Hudson



Childe Hassam


sarah Folkman




Fill in the blank

Fill in the blank
the blank that I made
twenty-five pills
filled the blank in me
Fill the blank with words
words you hate, words you love
envy, regret, pain
fill the blank in me

What

I want to tell you about what
what was- what is
what the hell is up?
Scream about what
cry about what
go numb about what
what about what?
well, What is.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wikipedia research

"Personality" can be defined as a dynamic and organized set of characteristics possessed by a person that uniquely influences his or hercognitions, motivations, and behaviors in various situations.[2] The word "personality" originates from the Latin persona, which means mask. Significantly, in the theatre of the ancient Latin-speaking world, the mask was not used as a plot device to disguise the identity of a character, but rather was a convention employed to represent or typify that character."

" Idiographic psychology is an attempt to understand the unique aspects of a particular individual."

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ideas and inspiration

So I've really had a lot of time over the past couple of weeks to do some deep thinking lately and I figured out that the main theme in all of my work is the exploration of identity. I'm not terribly good at reading myself but I love reading other people- I can't tell if I'm up or down half the time but I can read it in other people. I think it is interesting to observe people in the chance that I might glimpse just what is it that makes them tick. So I'm always wanting to know what key experiences in life have made people the way they are and what traits make them respond to things the way they do. I think identity and who we are is such an interesting question and I want to explore it in my work.

One way I could go about this, which I've talked to my professor about, is to do a series of images of the interesting aspects of homes in my neighborhood. I think the home is a very important tell of who we are and what we wish to convey to the world.

Another way I could go about this is to use my own home and expose all of it's secrets in paintings. What makes me tick? What are the things we hide in our drawers, and what about that jar of "just in case" money? And lets face it we are real people who leave towels on the floor and the bed unmade. Why the obsession with pack film cameras, or guitars I don't know how to play?

Anyway I think I'm going with the former idea but I'll throw the other idea out there if anyone has any ideas for direction.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

artist and photographer #5

http://www.jacobfellander.com/


Portfolio I like best- Stand still, Drift

"What moments do we actually remember? ? What if there is a reason to why it sometimes feels like time passes slowly and sometimes fast. Most importantly, what would it look like in a photo?"