Thursday, August 21, 2008

Artists Review Artists Blog I Came Across


Through my ongoing search of getting critiques of some of my work, I came across this cool website run by J.T. Kirkland called "Thinking About Art". Here is the link to the blog:

What's neat about the concept J.T. has is that practicing artists are reviewing the work of other practicing artists. What better way to get a peek into another artists' mind.

I submitted my "In One Ear and..." painting for review. In turn I received an image of a painting I was to review. I haven't formally reviewed art since I took an art history class in college. It took some time to get my thoughts together because I knew nothing about the meaning behind the piece or the artist.

Once my painting has been reviewed by this same artist, both reviews will be posted on J.T's blog. I'll let you know when it's up.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Zodiac Series: Aries, Cancer, Virgo

Hi Readers,

I want to share with you a few completed pieces from a Zodiac series I'm working on. Since it is based on the Zodiac there will be 12 paintings in all in this series. Below are 3 that are completed so far.

I'll write more about these and the other individual paintings in another post. For now, I'll share why I'm working with the constellations instead of the usual symbols we usually see. It stems back to a piece I saw at PS1 a year or 2 ago. It was huge (I didn't take down the name of the artist or title of the piece). It looked like outerspace but not of a specific planet of galaxy but a whole lot of stars. I was inspired to do something similar and I wanted to do a series of them so Zodiac constellations came to mind. Viewers may be less familiar with that the constellation of their sign is so here is an opportunity for us to see how the symbols we are familiar with came about. As for the setting I've placed these constellations, I wanted to combine their place in the sky with our everyday lives-coffee or tea, looking in the mirror, soda cans, etc.

What are the next signs to be done? There is really no order to what sign will be finished next but do I have an idea for Gemini and a composition for a sign I've yet to decide on. Stay tuned and please tell me what you think. Look forward to hearing from you!

Remember, I'm currently showing work at Cosi's on 44th street and 3rd Avenue in New York. Swing on by, bring/tell a friend and check it out!

March 21 to April 20
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
20'' x 20''

June 22 to July 22
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
20'' x 20''

August 23, 24 to September 22, 23
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
20'' x 20''