productive…maybe?

I have been busy, but i still have nothing finished. I am working on transfering my website to my wordpress blog. The domain name is switched and now I am working on putting my are and bio/cv on the page. I shipped a painting to Augie for the Alumni Invitational and I have been applying to a few group shows across the country. I have also been looking into artist residencies for this summer. Hopefully I can find a good one in Europe. Audrey is also looking so hopefully we can go to the same city in Europe, that would be the most amazing thing ever. Im also working on my art inventory and I think that will take forever, but now is a better time to start than later. I also think that I am learning what direction I want my art to go. I have 2 meetings with faculty tomorrow to discuss my art and direction. On a side note I am going to attempt to get a couch or futon for apartment finally. I am getting annoyed that the only place I can sit is my bed and its so comfortable and breaks my productivity. I am also starting to work out in the mornings so hopefully that will help with my energy and overall health haha. Anyway ill be posting a picture of the underpaintings before I print on them with the last drawings I just did.

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I am currently studying for my MFA at the University of Idaho. My work focuses on creativity, invention and media. I enjoy creating formal, rigorous, technically demanding art. I value drawing as the basis of all of my work. My art is informed by the everyday peculiarity of objects that seem to have lost their way in a hectic world. My art jumps out to bring attention to the gaps between generations and the decay of personable humanity. I believe we have forgotten something about what it means to be human in our world of digital relationships and I hope to remind you of this with my art.

Rough Draft 2

I am currently studying for my MFA at the University of Idaho. My work focuses on creativity, invention and media. I enjoy creating formal, rigorous, technically demanding art. I value drawing and do it all the time. My art is informed by the everyday quirkiness of objects that seem to have lost their way in a world of wireless communications technology. I believe we have forgotten something about what it means to be human in our world of digital relationships and I hope to remind you of this with my art.

The objects I choose to represent are formal and are becoming more and more an exploration of my own style. In the words of Jerome Witkin, “If artists were certain, he or she wouldn’t make art.” This statement gives me determination to make work even though I don’t have it all figured out. I consistently discover places and art movements that my art belongs. I am an ethnographer of my generation. An artist as ethnographer goes out and experiences the world by means of his or her senses, interprets those experiences, and creates an artistic representation based on this interaction between subject and object. My art jumps out to bring attention to the gaps between generations and the decay of personable humanity.

Artist statement rough draft

I am giving each and every one of you an opportunity to tear this apart, please help 🙂

artist statement rough draft #1
The type of learning that I have been exposed to is very skill-based and designed around the formal principles of the arts. The position my learning has put me into up to now is the Bauhaus era where creativity, invention, and medium are the primary focuses. My education started with a focus on drawing, which built my tactic knowledge and gave me confidence in pursuing other forms of medium.

I am in Graduate school at the University of Idaho for interdisciplinary arts. The focus in my art is communication and the progression of communication. The objects I choose to represent are formal and are becoming more and more an exploration of my own style. In the words of Jerome Witkin, “If artists were certain, he or she wouldn’t make art.” This statement reminds me that I do not have to have a certain concept or place in art as of now.

I am learning every week where and why I may fit into different categories such as formalist or artist as ethnographer. An artist as ethnographer goes out and experiences the world by means of his or her senses, interprets those experiences, and creates an artistic representation based on this interaction between subject and object. My art as well as myself as an artist are constantly evolving and are in a transitional stage.