I am super bummed to not make it to this opening - I caught the nasty cold that had Billy working from home all week, which I enjoyed, and now I feel it’s karmic that I now feel like butt. But! I hope you can make it to this awesome show! . . Opening Today Dreamwavers⚡️⚡️⚡️ @stndrdexhibitions ⚡️⚡️⚡️Join us for the reception for “Dream Wavers” at Loyola Marymount University today 1:30-3:30pm Curated by @robo_kirk and @sage_dawson, with work by Liv Aanrud, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Virginia Broersma, Andrew Cortes, Sarita Garcia, José Guadalupe Garza, Emily B Jones, Marianne Laury, Alex Lukas, Aubrey Ingmar Manson,Yvette Mayorga, Ahmed Ozsever, Tim Portlock, Edo Rosenblith, Miriam Ruiz, Julia Schwartz, Janie Stamm, RL Tillman, Cristina Victor, Tessie Salcido Whitmire, Work/Play, Jon Young, and Lindsay Preston Flags fly in this expansive outdoor exhibition of waving signals, but the works in Dream Wavers break with conventional vexillography. Instead, this group show celebrates diverse approaches – through subversive content and materially experimental interpretations of the flag. An oversized hand, a pair of American flag trousers, a wreath of flames, and a flag of napkins all challenge traditional notions of flag design and explore the edges of possibility. Twenty-four artists from across the US offer a range of distinct perspectives on identity, particularly in the current political and social landscape. Dream Wavers explore fissures and confluences–both personal and public–calling attention to vanishing communities; critically assessing urbanism, human rights, and political challenges; or quietly gesturing to remote histories, myths, and personal symbology. The act of raising these flags is a gesture of unveiling and revealing–to amend, renew, and support our present moment and our possible futures.
“Linda Got the Perfect Haircut for Her Vulcan Costume That Year” (it was probably 1986 or something). . . . Just a little bit of #StarTrek #vulcan fangirling but also just fond of really excellent #diy #halloweencostumes. She’s about 15 inches tall and very #mixedmedia - I’m talking @aquaresin, #57D #slushcasting #polyurethaneplastic and #expandingfoam from @smoothon via @ramaterials, #acrylagouache, #epoxy, and aluminum foil all cast in #glycerinandgelatin #nontoxic #reusable #silicone substitute #moldmaking material. It’s been a journey! This one took longer than I had hoped after experiencing some material failures but we’re finally there. I’m going to have the video of making the mold up on YouTube ASAP.
#DownDog. For the love of dogs, art, collaboration and @the_madlab.
These long lads are at @otherplacesartfair again today with our @montevistaprojects collaborative piece, letting their lovely lady lush armpit hairs flow in the San Pedro wind. 📸 by @michell_justin. Beauteous beads by @roberbobgen
57D semi rigid urethane plastic for slush casting is sexy as hell. Thanks @smoothon. 😘#livelongandprosper
Wee little hand molds for holding wee little deviled eggs and summer sausage sandwiches are happening. I am so in love with #monsterclay.
I did the dang thing yesterday. I’ll be compiling together the videos (hopefully from Instagram live too - how do you download??🤦♀️🤷♀️) and I’ll make them into a YouTube video. There will definitely be some condensing. I didn’t realize that the process takes so many hours! Thanks for any of the troopers that watched the live stream yesterday. I don’t think that’s necessarily Instagram live’s intended purpose but it was fun!
Billy helped me get the #twitch stream all set up, if you’re interested in watching in real time and asking questions, I will be having it live on Instagram and also twitch at twitch.com/EmilyBlytheJones. Otherwise, I will get a YouTube video set up ASAP for a more concise demonstration of the #glyceringelatin #moldmaking material.
She’s got a ways to go, but I wanted to put it out there that I’m hoping to have her done by this weekend so that I can do a demo video/live stream on Instagram stories and twitch of the process that I’ll use to make a mold of her. I’m going to show a step by step demo of making a #glycerinandgelatin mold of the #oilclay #sculpture, show how I use #thermoplastic as my mother mold, and cast the piece using both #clay for firing and #urethaneresin and/or #aquaresin for a more immediate result. I’ll save it for anyone to watch on IG and maybe YouTube if it goes well. I’m also hoping to gauge interest in doing a little workshop as well! Would you be interested in coming to my home studio to see the process and take home some of the material?
Another snippet of the other side of my recently finished flag, which gets dropped off this Friday at @loyolamarymount for #DreamWavers, a site-specific outdoor group exhibition co-curated by @stndrdexhibitions and Katie Kirk @robo_kirk, and organized with @sage_dawson. The exhibition runs from March 18 to May 12 with an opening reception on Saturday, March 23, from 1:30-3:30pm. . . . All the sculptural elements were made using #monsterclay it regular old #oilclay, molded using the #glycerineandgelatin and #friendlyplastic mother-mold, and cast using #urethaneresin #65D and rigid expanding foam from @smoothon at @ramaterials. I’m going to be making a demo video this weekend that will show the whole process and maybe doing a workshop if anyone is interested in learning the technique!
A snippet of one side of my recently finished flag, which gets dropped off this Friday at @loyolamarymount for #DreamWavers, a site-specific outdoor group exhibition co-curated by @stndrdexhibitions and Katie Kirk @robo_kirk, and organized with @sage_dawson. The exhibition runs from March 18 to May 12 with an opening reception on Saturday, March 23, from 1:30-3:30pm.
Frenetically working on several projects at a time means running out of clean drying space in the studio and getting to imagine how work would look in different contexts. #wip for #dreamwavers. It’s so close to being done!
Billy got me all set up last night with a rig for creating a video tutorial/stream explaining how that mold making material works. The glycerin gelatin mixture that I freak out about every chance I can get. I’m going to be posting it on Instagram live and then saving it to YouTube probably because I want to evangelize a recyclable, reusable extremely economically friendly mold making material that works with a surprising amount of casting materials. I guess stay tuned if you’re interested in this sort of thing? I’m working on that bust right now so that I can use it for the video tutorial. I’m really excited about this and I hope that it might tickle at least a few people’s fancy
I wish this reflected accurate scale for this and she was reaching for those eggs IRL. I dropped off these two for @sydneycroskery’s project at @otherplacesartfair. Very excited to be a part of her curatorial project #CollectionConnection. #OPAF is either happening this next weekend,3/2-3/3 or if it rains, 3/16-3/17 at #AngelsGateCulturalCenter
Backyard still-life / prepping my flag for #dreamwavers with @stndrdexhibitions.
I’m so over the moon honored and thrilled to be included in this exhibition with just incredible artists. My flag is almost complete... ・・・ Image courtesy @yvettemayorga “An Immigrant Died Today,” vinyl, textile, and silver chain, 46.5 x 24” 2019 . . 🏁🏳️🏴@robo_kirk and @sage_dawson have been organizing this show for nearly a year! Stay tuned - Opening March 18th in Los Angeles, @stndrdexhibitions presents: “Dream Wavers” at Loyola Marymount University. Dream Wavers is s site-specific outdoor group exhibition co-curated by STNDRD and Katie Kirk @robo_kirk Exhibition: March 18 - May 12 Reception: Saturday, March 23, 1:30-3:30pm Work by Liv Anrud, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Virginia Broersma, Andrew Cortes, Sarita Garcia, José Guadalupe Garza, Emily B Jones, Marianne Laury, Alex Lukas, Aubrey Ingmar Manson,Yvette Mayorga, Ahmed Ozsever, Tim Portlock, Edo Rosenblith, Miriam Ruiz, Julia Schwartz, Janie Stamm, RL Tillman, Cristina Victor, Tessie Salcido Whitmore, Work/Play, Jon Young, and Lindsay Preston Zappas Flags fly in this expansive outdoor exhibition of signals, but the works in Dream Wavers break with conventional vexillography. Instead, this group show celebrates diverse approaches – through subversive content and materially experimental interpretations of the flag. An oversized hand, a pair of American flag trousers, a wreath of flames, and a flag of napkins all challenge traditional notions of flag design and explore the edges of possibility. Twenty-three artists from across the US offer a range of distinct perspectives on identity, particularly in the current political and social landscape. Dream Wavers explore fissures and confluences–both personal and public–calling attention to vanishing communities; critically assessing urbanism, human rights, and political challenges; or quietly gesturing to remote histories, myths, and personal symbology. The act of raising these flags is a gesture of unveiling and revealing–to amend, renew, and support our present moment and our possible futures.
Just sent off a few little babes to @the_barker_hangrrr for @otherplacesartfair. Pretty sure it’s going to be an awesome weekend. Thanks for including me, Hayley!
Sometimes I like them best in their nutso looking #WIP #monsterclay state. She’s going to be cute though. I can feel it.
This lady is up at @qipoart as well with her @montevistaprojects friends. Very grateful to be here.
This little man is lounging in Mexico City for @qipoart with @montevistaprojects this week. Having a real blast being here.
New couch with corn for scale.
Finding all the uses for #oilclay and my favorite Gelatin/Glycerin mixture. I have read about people making monoprints with the mixture but thought that with a little etching into the oil clay, I could do some #woodblockprinting-esque linework. My water based inked is a little old and the line work needs to be a bit deeper and more defined, but with further experimentation, it should work. I’m going to try it with #monsterclay next, my other hot love lately. There’s also a larger than life whole arm in the works. I could always use more oil clay.
This cute little #ceramic #aspirationalminiatures man fresh out of the kiln could look really cute adorning a coffee table. @farzan_sabet, you’re the best. Thanks for your help.
The little blondie version of this lounger #aspirationalminiatures guy. He’s also made from @aqua.resin, @amacobrent’s #sculptamold and #greatstuff casted into a #DIY glycerine/gelatin silicone substitute mold from an #oilclay sculpt, painted with #acrylagouache.
This is my next redone piece. I made the original sculpture on the day that the #ChicagoCubs won the World Series. I wasn’t happy with the proportions for the longest time - I’m happier with this one. Plus I didn’t cut the shit out of my thumb trying to carve it like I did last time. When is stuff done? When is it good to redo it? Find out always and never by following my prattlings. #ifittakesforever #aspirationalminiatures is a depiction of my Uncle Jeff celebrating the #Bears 1986 Super Bowl win made with @aqua.resin, @amacobrent #sculptamold, gelatin/glycerine silicone substitute from an #oilclay sculpture. He’s about 15” tall.
Little lounging #aspirationalminiatures man. I’m making a few of him with slight variations. For science. This one is @aqua.resin, #sculptamold and #greatstuff casted into a glycerine/gelatin mold from an #oilclay sculpt, painted with #acrylagouache. He’s 18 inches long and I think he’s cute. #theseareafewofmyfavoritethings.
This little tea drinker was an earlier experiment with putting just sculptamold into the gelatin/glycerine mold, and the mold was made from another earlier experiment with sculpting with paper clay rather than oil clay. Stuff is still sort of clunky in my more recent figures, but I think I’m getting better at seeing and learning from mistakes as I go on. She’s fun though with her little moving arm. #aspirationalminiatures.
#Newyear, new #BBQMAN. A remixed #aspirationalminiatures #sculpture guy. . . Sculpted with #oilclay, then molded with the #diy gelatin/glycerin mold gold, casted with @aqua.resin, #sculptamold, #greatstuff, and painted with #acrylagouache. He’s 16” tall. Little man.
#NoShirtNoShoesNoProblem, the newest of the #aspirationalminiatures.
This weird, hopefully overbuilt thing is ready to hang on a wall and reminds me of a scaffolding for a photo backdrop. It feels very object-y and sculptural with the painting just stapled on loosely. I don’t know what to make of it.
We got a bit of a Pygmalion crisis going on with this #wip here. He’s the most suave of my #aspirationalminiatures so far. If I made him life size, I could just dress him in real overalls instead of #oilclay ones. Also, snoozing Bigby update.
I think he should be cast in something heavy and dense to serve as a sexy door stop when he’s finished.
I did the dang thing. #gohomebatmanyouredrunk - the newest, most complete, background aided #aspirationalminiatures #scuplture. Made with #oilclay, that delightful #DIY #reusable glycerin/gelatin #moldmaking material, #aquaresin, #sculptamold, a little #supersculpey and #acrylagouache. He’s maybe 15 inches tall?
Today, my task is to sort out how to make this guy and his flat environment feel a little more seamless. I think it might require getting him under a single light source. Maybe I’ll have to wait until a really sunny day. I want to do this for a lot of my #aspirationalminiatures. This one is called “Go Home Batman, You’re Drunk.” I might have to make a few more copies of him. #Batman says #Imthebatman.
I had this up in one of the #Kamikaze shows at @postlaorg this summer but had real cupcakes on it with the intention of them being eaten. People were hesitant to eat them, just like they were when I tried serving cheese cubes. We’ve all been trained so well to not touch the art! I want to figure out a way for my sculptures to serve food that people actually can eat. For now, here’s the #sculpture with newly finished sculpted and painted #cupcakes. #letmeeatcake
This little guy is a bit worse for wear after spending the last few months undergoing the test of time in the fridge. I wanted to see how it would hold up under light preservation methods. I snapped some photos before retiring it, but in its glory, it was a carved #cheesesculpture with cheese preserving wax. #saycheese #socheesy.