Clouds by Frederic Edwin Church part II.
Madeleine Vionnet, 1924
Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
Let’s Play Grand Theft Auto V with Miss Coco Perushe gives me life
OH MY GOD THIS WAS LITERALLY ME WHEN I WAS FOURTEEN AND MY ELDER BROTHER TRIED TO GET ME TO PLAY VIDEO GAMES WITH HIM AND WHEN I CAME OUT TO THE FAMILY A YEAR LATER HE JUST ROLLED HIS EYES AND SAID, “I KNEW THE MOMENT I HANDED YOU A CONTROLLER”
GEE THANKS BRO
MAIL TIME WITH ACHIEVEMENT HUNTER
Valerie Hegarty (USA)
Valerie Hegarty’s installations create dream-like transitional spaces and objects that expand and fracture the austerity of an exhibition space while dismantling the constructs of image- and object-making. Informed by the current turbulent state of our country while also excavating from America’s past, Hegarty’s work often turns the gallery into a dramatic place of change. Working with fragile materials such as foamcore, paper, paint and glue, she exploits a scrupulous mimicry of objects only to demolish them by devices often associated with their historical significance. On one level the viewer can become overwhelmed with an inquisitive desire to determine what is real and what is constructed and on another, can decide to revel in the make-believe. Hegarty’s ruins suggest a path of destruction and chaos that can be traced from early colonialism to the most recent effects of globalization. Her work portrays a pivotal moment in our narrative – one that is full of pathos yet buoyed by the hope that comes with change. (source: Fountainhead Residency) Our sincere thanks to arpeggia for this Curator’s Monday.
Here are all 9 pieces from my first thesis project!
At the beginning of the semester, I read folktales from around the world and sought out interesting imagery and characters to develop into 9 full page illustrations. As I made each illustration, I did a ton of research into the clothing, symbols, patterns, and other related imagery from the each story’s culture.
I am fascinated by old stories and how they have been passed down and shaped future stories. I learned a lot from this project, but I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface! There is so much more to these unique cultures, and I’ll continue to draw inspiration from them.
For each individually, and some process sketches see the links below:
All are available as prints on my inprnt!
Thank you everyone for your support over the past year! Here’s to a great 2014!