flying this weekend reminded me of the inspiration at 35000 ft
there is some absolutely wonderful line and mark inspiration in these photos I just combed google images for. no, I didn’t take my camera.
new work is collecting in the studio
The UK does it again.
I have run across another fantastic artist - Emma McNally. So much good line work and space happening in her work. I also love that she has a liberal arts education and approach to her work by having her degree in English and Philosophy and creating out of that base. You should take some time to look at more of her work below.
Self Bio & Artist Statements
Work @ Trinity Contemporary
Work @ Beautiful Decay - Personally like these the best
I did not know this series existed. Love these.
a series of 54 works in ink, produced in 2008— created through the manipulation of ink, varying its consistency as well as its flow before depositing it on highly absorbent paper. The ink permeated through the sheets creating two related images, one on the front, one on the back of each of the 27 sheets that make up this work.
view the November micro site here
"If we would become less detached and more vulnerable toward art, we might find a way to dispel our cynicism and learn to believe again."
— If this review is an honest account of the ideas found within this film, I believe there are wonderful things happening in cinemas all over the world.
Fascinating theory of the intersection of Art, Leisure, and Entertainment I ran across today at this blog (post in context, background information, author). I feel this a a fair representation of the “art world” as seen by those “outside of it”. There is a strange bent towards “High Entertainment” as the best of all outcomes from this diagram. I certainly hope this is not the case. Largely, I think this reveals the importance of a good definition of Art. Depending on how one defines Art (and High Art), this has far reaching implication into entertainment, the entitlement mentality, and the current state of culture.
So, this prompts an interesting question: how do (or should) we define Art and what is the role of leisure or enjoyment within it?
"All of culture … is a struggle over how we should imagine our lives,” writes essayist Scott Russell Sanders in “Letter to a Reader.” Would choosing the museum over the fair be the equivalent of saying that Monet imagines life better than the woman who designs jewelry or the soap maker whose offerings at last year’s fair kept me clean for months?”