Back in places that feel familiar for the week.
Slow slow quick quick. Deconstructed foxtrot.
A most needed and timely read. Thank you @2charlot , I picked this up so so many times since you sent it. It went on many flights and drives in my bag ...unread...and it turned out right now was the best of times (with much coffee...but no sugar).
Super quick sketch of @biyolokum during her great talk today. Annelid germlines! Regeneration! Super cool work! #sketch
Morning light through a dividing cell. Glass casting into a carved wax mold. By the talented and curious @molecularmirror. #sciart
Labor day weekend fun working with and teaching @linda.misiura painting :)
Definitely the best part of my week and probably year: The @nelsonatkins Monday hours. Art museums can be amazing and most of the time, uncomfortable spots for me. I have synesthesia, which can mean many things for a lot of different folks. For me, sights can have sounds and touch, and sounds can have sights and touch, and rarely, touch can have sight and sound - so a crowded art museum can get pretty stimulating pretty fast. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But the most frustrating part for me is that I don't get to fully experience all the ways I experience the art itself when there are other unpredictable sounds/movement going on. (Namely, those loud talkers or museum tours who put cold yellow jaggedness on everything.) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Most of the time I leave frustrated, though I have started to navigate this by wearing headphones to play white noise or a repetitive track. Sometimes, I make a game of matching a song to a painting, but then too - it's not JUST the experience of the visual art in front of me. I never get me and the art in a vacuum. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Until this past Monday. My favorite piece in the collection at the Nelson is Louise Nevelson's End of Day -- Nightscape IV and in a glorious moment of the stars aligning, I was able to experience the piece all by itself. There was no one around, the security person let me be, and the miracle of all miracles, the incredibly distracting video piece nextdoor was off. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And so, as an artist, I think that that was my favorite moment of the year. I have never ever experienced a work of art I deeply love in a vacuum in my whole life. So thank you for the Monday hours, and a big thank you to whoever turned off the damn TV.
One of last weekend's sketch studies for a big work on paper that I'm so excited to dig into color for during this Saturday's studio time. #wip
Start of Something. After a lot of structure for a commission this weekend (which I am super excited about!) it felt sooo good to just let it all out sans any structure. Leaned on an favorite from Voxtrot. #studio