I am adding two artists to my links, Erin Morrison and Sarah Spitler. Both are draftswomen working with a variety of media who are creating quite interesting work.
Morrison’s landscapes focus on nature’s adaptive relationship to the man made inorganic. Morrison pushes her images past realism into abstraction to emphasize nature’s transformation, all the while keeping small remnants of the the familiar, representational aspects of nature and industry to remind the viewer of the reality of the conceptual issue. Morrison aims to reconnect the viewer with the subject on an emotional, empathetic level by referencing photography but eliminating the separative camera lens.
$2300 / 1br 1bath LUXURY, STEAM ROOM, CITY VIEWS!: Brooklyn, NY (2008)
Mixed wet and dry media on Arches Aquarelle
24″ x 32″
Spitler’s work is non-representational. Spitler explores the paint, ink, and other media, layering one on top of the other, and often mixing them, in what she describes as the search for the “emergence of fragments of imagery in relation to a destructive force”. Her work aims to serve as an analogy to the often destructive relationship between the permanent and ephemeral in nature.
If you have read my about page, then you know I am an art major. I am still a youngin’ when it comes to art, that is I am still in school and don’t have a clear picture of what I want my work to be yet. However, I think I might choose painting as my area of emphasis.
Here are some of my paintings, in chronological order, from the 2 last semesters. Most are assignments, but progress none the less.
One of my personal goals at the moment is to take more photographs. I often sit back during events, and outings while my friends take photos, and then, afterward, I wonder, “Why didn’t I bring my camera?”. So, my plan this summer is not only to take more photos of fun with friends, but to explore my amateur photography skills and take some more artsy photos, as well.
This is a little evidence of my progress on this goal, as of yet.
For this blog, that which inspires me is of utmost importance. The links I have added are the artists and blogs that I depend on to maintain contentment and sanity in this world. The artists are galvanizing; each offering something unique and special. The blogs are all apart of my daily routine, without which, I would lead a very dull life.
So, if you do not know these artists or blogs, please click around. If you do know them, then great. Either way, come back here and tell me what you think of them.