because it’s still the holidays for some people, yeah?
so, once again, the universe has totally gotten away from me as far as the blogging thing goes; although, i’m currently caught up on my sketch-a-day project–WE’RE IN THE HOME STRETCH–and my projecTransparency videos…which have digressed into mostly time-lapse arting and unboxing videos because i have a show deadline that happens next week.
so, yeah, that gets a bit more in the way of priority.
so, yeah, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long. sorry. THINGS.
okay, for those of you that don’t speak squid, the last couple-three weeks were spent in a combination of cleaning out my studio at the ARTgarage (for reasons), writing like 4-5 articles a week plus doing the video review things, recording projecTransparency vids, co-hosting my first ever podcast, and fighting up the steep learning curve that is ALL THINGS ADOBE.
i’m not even kidding. between moving out of my studio at the ARTgarage, The Hub shenanigans (including a podcast–WE DID OUR FIRST PODCAST!), a really important commission (more below), and my own projects like projecTransparency and the sketch-a-day project–ears, y’all, up to my pointed little ears.
it’s kind of a nice change of pace.
now, if i could only manage to do things like go to the grocer or, ya know, other adulting-type things.
I AM ADULT DEFICIENT.
so–commission. i just sent off the variety of sizes of the file this morning after wonder why did i become so adept at photoshop? (protip: i’m not. i just like to pretend that i am.) but, it’s for geonn cannon’s the rise and fall of radiation canary, and the novel is amazing.
Information about Definitely DePere and Gallery Nite in the video because VIDEO!
While The Community Calendar is still relevant.
I DO NOT SUCK OUT LOUD TODAY. (Okay, I might, but I’M REALLY PROUD OF MYSELF.)
So, I’m premiering some new swag today including my new Avengers set: The Hawkeyes (with an emphasis more on Kate Bishop), Black Widow, pop art!Captain America, pop art!Winter Soldier, and Kelly Sue DeConnick’s re-envisioning of Captain Marvel.
The first iteration of my Paper Towns project (inspired by John Green’s novel Paper Towns), which is buttons, but there’s an interactive installation in the future of this project.
I’ll also be premiering new minicards (not shown because I was spamming everyone yesterday, and I was starting to feel back about it not really), and the first pieces of a project I’m calling (working title) Midas’ Touch.
I didn’t take pictures of these either. Look for pictures of them later or in next week’s video. It’s not going to be a small series and will likely get out of hand like everything I do.
It’s all about abjectness, the auratic, and the copy. So, my projecTransparency video (above) is kinda acting as the beginnings of its thought process. *hands*
There’s also going to be new prints because PRINTS (and there was a printing sale over Memorial Day).
And, we can’t forget my TOTALLY AMAZING SIGN (even if this is a craptastic picture).
Okay, y’all, I gotta go finish doing some things because I AM ADULT-DEFICIENT and the weather was messing up my ability to print yesterday.
Friendly reminder: Gallery Nite is Thursday. I’ll be at the ARTgarage.
So, yeah. I finished a piece yesterday that I’m calling Medusa.
The thing I can’t decide is if I want to hang it high so that it has this Malevich Black Square icon reference, or if I want to hang it more on-the-level so that it’s confronting the viewer.
Help me to decide?
Here are some (fairly craptastic) snaps of it to help y’all decide:
And, evidently, Medusa exists in conversation with gilded hive:
They talk about art.
Somehow, I made art about art, and I’m not entirely certain how that happened? But, they’re talking about what happens when you forcibly decontextualize objects and re-contextualize them into spaces designated as Art Only spaces and how that changes their objectness to abjectness, their loss of identity.
Think about Duchamp’s Readymades. They’re kinda sad objects.
So, I’ve kinda started a new project that currently has no name–well, I’m kinda referring to it as Project Transparency, but that seems kinda pretentious–and it’s a vlogging project so–yay?
I made the first entry today:
And–I ended up with me saying something ableist, and I’m sorry. I’m working to eradicate that sort of oppressive language (that totally encourages my own internalized ableism towards myself) from my usage. I messed up; I’m still working on it.
I was really trying to wait to start this project until I had a better video camera but who knows when that will be, so instead, I decided to just jump in with all tentacles.
But, yeah, the idea is to make the art-making process transparent for non-artists. Maybe even do some more of the stand-and-stir arting (with a fuckton more editing because, omg, those were awkward) or process vids.
Are there things that y’all would like to see done?
I mean, I’ve been doing some digital painting and procreate has this neat function where you can export the history of your piece as a video. Here’s a playlist of them thus far.
They’re kinda neat to watch.
(NB: Gnome and ‘Lain are discussing putting my time-lapse art vids to music. That’s exciting.)
(By-the-by, I’m still trying to be brave enough to put commission prices up other than in that one post I did–what can I say, I’m kinda scared. Is there interest? Because, if there is, I’m likely to be, well, I still be scared like whoa, but at least, I’ll know I’m not annoying anyone with it.)
So, I’m not going to put a whole lot of the new sketch-a-days in this post because it’s already getting ridiculously long, but again, if you’d like to see the sketch-a-days in their entirety, either check out my #studiosquid or #sketchaday Tumblr tags (since I’ve kinda been doing Pacific Rim and Hannibal sketches for the last couple of weeks).