Tuesday, April 12, 2011

R&T Rachel & Trevor.


1.) Yes i believe that certain ideas in the video were quite possible. I also thought that some of the ideas were quite far fetched. In my opinion it was split right down the middle. But all the ideas were extremely interesting.
2.) I make art in various states of mind. I feel as though my most successful pieces are created when my mind is in a relaxed state.
3.) I think that extra terrestrials would more than likely not have a need for art. I would like to fantasize about the fact that some form of distant being would be highly intelligent. I would imagine them to have a utopian society, in which art would not be necessary. 
4.) I think that some sort of solid correlation might be able to be formed one day between the two, but I do not believe that they are similar in this day and age.
5.) Most definitely. My favorite part of your drawings involve the destruction of human beings.
7.) I can relate to your drawings on many levels. When viewing them I experience a high level of nostalgia. I feel as though your drawings relate to a culture that I was raised on. 
8.) I think that the DNA passing on code would be the natural form of drawing. As in it was set in to motion by something, but that does not necessarily make it art. Art is generally associated with the high levels of thought that human beings are capable of.


1.)  I have no idea if I would want to live forever or not. It is such a scary thought to tackle. This life is painful, and death is painful, and I have not idea of what will happen afterwards. If I could live forever I imagine that it would be highly painful as the universe is collapsing upon itself. One day you billions of years from now you would more than likely experience the inner workings of a black hole.
2.) I do think that one day humans will be able to instill consciousness into a machine.  They have been able to reproduce nearly every other aspect of human life with machines. I think that consciousness is the next step, and it is not that far away.
3.) I believe that his predictions might be somewhere in between completely crazy and completely sane.
4.) Most definitely. The faster that humans make advancements in technology, the faster they will find cures for diseases. There will also be improvements in many other aspects of life with the improvement of technology.
5.) I do believe that it is extremely important for an artist to utilize technology in this day and age. The reference that comes to mind would be the importance of fire to the caveman in creating the cave murals thousands of years ago. The utilization of as many technological advancements available at the time would be extremely important to the documentation of that era. 
6.) Most definitely. I believe that you use many cutting edge technological advancements that are highly complicated when you create your art.
7.) Predictions about the future of technological advancements may help the actual advancement of the technology. While I cannot make an educated statement about the matter, I do believe that it is important to make predictions. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


1.) Learning from my mistakes and not attempting to make them again has been a large form of gaining positive growth in my work. Attempting to realize certain mistakes has also been a big hurdle for myself.
2.) I suppose to me this artist would be dennis oppenheim. I attempt to make work that goes beyond who we are as humans. Work that attempts to personify the notion that we are not and extension of an ape, and that art is just a complicated for of mimicry. So therefore when thinking of my work such an artist would be fitting.
3.) I like for people to view my work as I do care wether or not my work is as beautiful to others as it is to me.
4.)I believe that the work is more satisfying. 
5.) Your work most definitely is informing of your views on the world around you. I see lots of expression in your marks, the color choices, and even the speed at which you were creating the piece.
6.)Most definitely. As I stated in the previous question it is almost as if I am re-hashing the experience with you.
7.)No self criticism is not really viewable in your work. But than again I more than likely have only seen pieces that you deem successful.


1.) I think that the fashion world and art world are separate entities that blend together on various occasions. I also think that they are highly influential to one another.
2.)I think that for something that is fashion oriented to be considered art the judgement would lie in the intention of the creator. Judgement of such things would be bestowed upon it  by people educated in the field of art.
3.)Yes I do think that fashion could be displayed as a sculpture even if it is wearable. The extreme evidence of this would be in the Black Acid coop that displayed their work at deitch. They silk screened shirts and put them in a bodega type setting. This also could have been viewed as a commentary on fashion and art.
4.)I cannot think of a reason why using tissue in your dresses would make you more of a feminist artist.
5.)This question feels like a riddle. If a dress was not wearable what would make them? I am guessing the answer would be a human would make them? I have not seen these dresses as I am guessing that they have not been made yet as you phrased the question in such a manner, so I must say that i cannot answer this question.
6.)If you wanted a dress to be less fashionable i am guessing you could smear it with ugly colors, or possibly feces of some sort.
7.)I would look at a mans suit the same way that I would look at a dress. I do not think that people would view it differently.


1.) I do not think that I would be very happy if a performance I had done became an internet meme.
2.) There is no informing, nor is there dismantling of the work. I still believe that they are making a parody of it.
3.)I suppose I would applaud. I would applaud to give thanks to the performer. The only reason I would not applaud would be if I was offended.
4.) I really do not know how to answer such a question.
5.)I don't know why a term would make me afraid of putting work online.
6.)I suppose not only could the artist recover, but also possibly use it to their advantage? I do not think things like these matter to the art world.
7.) I do not know wether you are conscious of, nor do I know if you care about, the attention from an audience that views your work.
8.)I felt as though the article was completely unrelated to the making of actual art.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


The Reading for Alex Plemmons

1.) I do not know if destruction is crucial to abstracting an object, image, or idea. The viewer of a painting will more than likely search for the image as they can relate to it within an abstract painting. A good of this is the Kazimir Malevich painting below entitled "Landscape with Yellow House." After analyzing the painting for a minute or so the viewer would not search for what has been removed from the landscape, but rather what remains of it. They will attempt to see the house as opposed to viewing what is left of it.
2.) I do not wish to discuss such things. I do believe that my medium is fitting to my work. But these are things that will change over time. Everything is always changing, even the ideas. I do not believe that one medium will be constantly fitting to my ideas. 
3.) I believe that the photos selected were selected due to their marketability. I do not believe there was, or could, have been any other reasoning behind it. The artist was extremely bland. To attempt to pull such ideas out of such a situation is pushing the envelope.
4.) There are similarities between art and documentation... In some cases the art can be documentation... And so on and so forth.
5.) I saw many similarities between the work that you make, and the art created by the artist in the article that you presented us. To use words like environment and mood is hard for me. It is hard for me to pull emotions from "abstract landscape" paintings. I believe that they are successful in their own right. It is hard for me to put a level of success upon a painting of this category as well. I feel as though that is like telling your child that he ran the bases wrong during a tee-ball game. These are things that are by no means necessary no matter what the situation.
6.) I am not quite sure, nor have I been informed of, the message in your paintings. I was told that they were aerial views of landscapes. Once again I am baffled at how I am supposed to answer a question like this. I want to say that you should take your own photos to use as reference, but statements like these are not for me to make. 
7.) I believe scale is extremely important to a piece of work. I have posted an ideal situation below in which scale became a necessary factor to the success of the concept within the piece.

8.) I am once again confused when you ask the question of my thoughts on your color palette. I do not think about the color palette when I view your paintings. I suppose for your next painting I would suggest using colors that makes energy visible. A concept that Pollock used for a chunk of his career, and it seemed pretty successful.

The reading for Shellie
1.) I definitely think that there is quite a bit of satire that could be used in reference to modern art school when dealing with the work of Woody Allen. The conversation of the size of a painting was one of the first things that came to mind when reading the article.
2.) I do not feel as though i am surrounded by people that feel the need to fake liking my work. If I were to think such a thing I would be disgusted with myself. I would also feel as though I was being paranoid. Even if people were faking emotions with my work, they can fuck off. Who would need to do such a thing? This question has my mind completely baffled. To say the least I do not feel as though I have ever faked such emotions.
3.) I feel as though art can swing to either side of such a fence. It depends on the person making it, and what they were feeling or going through at the time. This can relate to the aesthetics involved with an art piece.
4.) I put an extreme amount of care into my work when I am creating it. The work I have been making is done when it is done. Recently I did have to have a piece fixed in a certain part due to the fact that the vinyl was not put on correctly.
5.) I do have an intellectual response when I view your work.
6.) ME-5 YOU-5
7.) I have no idea why you would tend to reject intellectualizing art. To do so would be ignorant. To Intellectualize are is one of the many qualities that differentiates us from our distant cousin the Ape. To reject the intellectualization of art would be to rob yourself of culture.
8.)Your art is most definitely relaxing to the viewer. I find your work to be calming. I find the same soothing qualities in your work that I find in viewing the way that nature is portrayed in many older Japanese prints.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


      My political concerns are directly related to the internal condition of the United States of America. Many events that happen in this world beyond myself carry many consequences that have a direct affect on my life. I do not believe that these consequences are visible in my work, but do indirectly shape ideas that are evident in my body of work.
     Artists should provide any insight that they deem pertinent to their current situation. I am not educated enough in the field of poetry to answer wether or not poets are uniquely suited to speak publicly about human aspirations. Therefore I choose not to answer such a question. Many artists that I view, and have viewed, throughout the years have been known to make commentaries on various political situations.
    To be politically active one must have a hand in changing the political situation that surrounds them.
    I do not know if I can relate to the work that you have made this year. I do read the New York times in the morning, I believe that might be the extent of it.

    I do not know what would make your work "better." Maybe get a "hype man?" I have no idea how one would begin to answer such a question?

    Well you do trace the covers of various New York Times newspapers. I believe that the standpoints of that specific newspaper would be considered liberal? I really have no idea...

    When I read the New York Times it gives me various insights into world events. So maybe that piece would give me insight into various world events?


The poor image is a "copy in motion." Other ideas were expressed on the true definition of a poor image, but that gives the most concise answer to the question.

There are various classifications that categorize an image by its "quality."  An example of this would be the differences between low resolution images, and high resolution images.

Experimental work would be work that has broken boundaries that were previously placed on work similar to it.

Painting has many direct assoctiations with the quality of an image. This affect was evident when the camera was invented.

I do consider the measure of quality that an image contains when making work. For one not to consider such things would be foolish. The human condition also plays a large part in nearly every artists body of work.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


I felt as though both articles read in succession to one another were extremely pertinent to my life as an American citizen. The collective subconscious of the American psyche is an extremely dangerous, and apathetic, entity. This apathy found in our minds is a direct result of the greed that capitalism instills upon our every day lives. A small notion of optimism was placed instilled in my mind after reading the articles based on the ideas of Thoreau. The only attempt one can make to fix this sick machine, comprised of our American psyche, is to abandon our greedy aspirations placed upon us by the capitalist machine. These machines, that Thoreau speaks of, will more than likely continue to function successfully as a whole well beyond my years on this Earth. The notion of rectifying this extremely flawed machine is not an option in my mind. The only success that one can experience when dealing with this machine is to completely detach themselves from it. I truly believe that once you have detached yourself from this large mechanical apparatus you will find complete gratification, as opposed to half contentedness.