More new stuff, hooray. Most of this stuff is hung up several floors above me getting judged by other people as I currently type. I'm excited to see how my review goes over this time around, because over all, I think that I definitely had one of the most consistent and productive semesters of my whole college experience. We'll see if my professors agree with me in just a few minutes. /out
Laughing is Good for Your Health, 2009. Mixed media
Untitled, 2009. Acrylic, collage and transfer on board A little experiment with layering and texture applications.
Shreddin', 2009. Acrylic, collage and transfer on board This is the piece that the Boston Phoenix chose for the cover of its annual Ski & Snowboard Guide.
I'm finished with my degree project. It was a long road getting up to this point, but here's everything as it stands right now.
My series of images is based around a visual marriage of film noir and retro science fiction. I picked the two because they both have strong roots in the post-WWII 1940s and 50s, and they play well off of each other in terms of aesthetic style. The actual look of the pieces is a bit of a departure from my usual work, but it matches the subject material well and it was fun and kind of nostalgic to revisit charcoal for a while. The images are designed to loosely follow some sequence of events which can be left up to the viewer's imagination:
"A single shot rang out in the dark."
"A dead suit in a shady part of town. Bad news for him, good business for me."
"I may be a detective, but you sure didn't need one to see that this guy got taken out with steadier hands than a human's."
"When she looked you over, you felt like the Sunday paper."
"Guys with pockets this deep always have more than just safes in their closets."
"I hate being chased by guys with nicer cars than mine."
"We both knew we were lying to each other, but for now, none of that mattered."