Tuesday, June 7, 2011

schmelf shcportschmet

isn't every piece of art sort of a self portrait, if you think about it a certain way?

how old is too old to play dress-up?

why is it stylish for a woman to dress as a man, but freakish for a man to dress as a woman?

what's the deal with shower caps?

why are clothes so weird?

gary cooper.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Art School

The photo project that took 3 days of trauma, work, and despair, plus 5 rolls of film (two failed, 2 that were fine but not perfect, and one that had my final image on it). Maybe if I stop trying so hard, my work will be more modern.

As a student working my ass off to be "qualified" enough to make art for a living, it is very discouraging to visit the modern art section of most museums. Maybe I'm just not sophisticated enough to understand how a scribble and a paint splatter can be a life-changing work of genius; maybe I'm just not taking enough drugs.

^process, day 2 of shooting

Whatever the case may be, I'm always shocked to see the price tags on some of these paint splatter canvases and garbage installations. How does an artist get to the point where an art connoisseur will pay $15,000+ for a single red dot painted on an otherwise bare canvas? Why is it a joke when I do it, but hanging in a museum when somebody else does?

^final print, black & white iso100 film

...I hate everything.