Friday, May 27, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Acrylic yarn, newspaper, plastic wrap
Spīthra was inspired by the idea of nests and eggs; specifically the eggs of spiders. The yarn is used as an allusion to the spider’s webbing, while the partially exposed plastic wrap and newspaper bases give mention to an embryo like substance that could be found inside these eggs. There is also an underlying theme dealing with the housewife and the stereotypical activities she may partake in in her free time.
Charred wood, steel, vinyl, cellophane, live models and Egyptian Belly-dancing music.
88" x 56" x 99"
Unrest is a jumbled stage of fears. It forms a distorted shape to the viewer and a disorienting environment for the performer. Each element represents a component of various fears. Some regard dangers of sex, drugs, rock & roll, natural disasters, foreign affairs, war, isolation, confinement, loss, rebellion and an overall misunderstanding of surroundings.
The performer is told to dance, carefully so as not to break the thin container. I set something into action and let it go without me, like a computer without virus protection. I find humor in how beautiful this piece is in action. Because everything about Unrest is based on fear, and the people inside are just dancng. When a person moves inside they are diffused but on display. They cannot see the reactions by people outside. To me, watchingt them feels like managing to grow a willow tree in the salt flats. And It is too beautiful to last.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Layers of scarred Plexiglass, HDR photograph, scratches, dust, wood, bolts
Will you realize at first glance if they shaved it off?
Mustaches are often so much a part of a face that they often go unnoticed. It seems that when removed from the face and juxtaposed to a blank wall the mustache becomes an unusual decoration or odd point of interest. Taken out of it's nature habitat the mustache can now be revered for it's major role in historical and contemporary styles, adorning the faces of many distinguished and or unruly characters, a mark of identity.
Monday, May 23, 2011
This piece is a continuation of the first piece of the semester. The two shapes were based on the contour lines of Chihuahua and Tamaulipas the two states with the most increasing violence in Mexico. With this piece I wanted to illustrate what the government is currently doing which is trying to emphasize the beauty of every state but, at the same time I illustrated the danger. I illustrate danger manly by the incorporation of the rough texture and the cage form.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Ink Jet Iron-on and Found Object
This piece was an exploration into the display of human emotions. I wanted to show the ambiguity in how humans show pleasure and displeasure through images of women in midst of an orgasm in porn and women being murdered in horror movies.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Steel Rod & Plastic Strips
Life is a journey through a confusing network of decisions and events that help mold, bend and shape our lives. It is up to each of us to find a smooth path, that red thread, that guides us through the kayos of life to come out better people on the other side.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011