Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lazy blog.

Okay, just a few cool events that have taken place these past few days:
  • Thursday: Went to the WACTAC-sponsored Ty Evans lecture at the Walker with my brother. Ty Evans is a skateboard filmer, hence taking my brother! It was actually a surprisingly fun lecture--- I didn't expect to be too interested, since skateboard filming isn't my cup of tea, but it was great! I know Evan's work better than any other filmer's due to Fully Flared, so it was fun to hear him.
  • Saturday: Went to the House on the Rock. It was incredible. If you don't know what it is, peep this: http://www.thehouseontherock.com/ I feel no need to post any of my photos of it... Mostly because I didn't really take any good ones!! xP
  • Sunday: Soundset. Irrelevant to my blog, but it was fun. Haha. Minnesota pride!!!!!
  • Today [Tuesday]: Attended a TV shoot for a commercial through Periscope. It was so incredibly interesting and I met so many new people! Yay, networking! I'm not really supposed to talk about it, though, due to confidentiality reasons, so I won't say much more than that. In conclusion; it was awesome to observe and be a small part of film, and a lot of new opportunities are popping up everywhere!!

Thank you!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Three New-ish Paintings

Three paintings. All using spray paint, all horribly photographed. I made these over a week ago--- I'm a little behind.
  • Image One: Abstraction of a face... My mom's face, actually.
  • Image Two: It looks a lot more dream-like in real life. The photograph is awful, but I actually kinda like the actual painting.
  • Image Three: I'd definitely say that this photo looks the most like the actual thing. Meh. Circles and drippies. HOW ORIGINAL. I do like the monochromatic-ness of it, though.

I'm currently working on a couple more paintings. Be prepared for that.

Note: If anyone has any pantyhose/nylons in flesh tones that they're willing to part with, I'm always looking for some. Thanks!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Don't Sleep On It: 24 Hour Art-Making Marathon

The Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council put on this event for a full 24 hours from May 15th-16th.
It was awesome.
If they do it again next year, and you're between the ages of 15 and 19, go.
Images can't really do the event justice. You can't see everything that went into it. This image is from Chris Pennington's giant box fort. That's me in the lower left!
Building the fort was great; destroying it with Hardland/Heartland was just as fun.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Taken somewhere near either Rosemount or Farmington, MN.

New paintings up soon.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Yeah, yeah.

I'm not even gonna write anything about this one. It gave me a lot of pain and stress, and it still didn't turn out.

Oh well.

Expect some new photos and paintings soon!

Monday, May 4, 2009

May 1st-May 3rd

I had a busy weekend. Why not blog about it?
  • Friday: Had class. Went to the Midway and checked out the two shows there. They were fairly "meh", to put it in the most eloquent language. Nothing too extraordinary, personally. The Midway library is a fun time, though, and I did spend a lot of time browsing through the books.
  • Saturday: In the afternoon, I went to the Weisman with David to check out all the shows there. Both the "Looking into Likeness" and the "Changing Identity" exhibits had some really great pieces in them. Again, though, not the most incredible I've ever seen. Maybe I was just feelng picky this weekend? Anyway, later in the evening we headed over to the arboretum--- like we always do, I know--- and saw the two small exhibits they have up there; the bonsai tree exhibit and the wood sculpture exhibit. There's not a lot there, but it was truly beautiful work.
  • Sunday: Heart of the Beast May Day Parade 09. This was actually my first time to see the parade--- and the parade filled my every expectation and then some! The image above was my favorite part of the parade. People on stilts, inside giant papier mache pigs that had puppet eyes and tongues. They were incredible. Everything was incredible.

Friday, May 1, 2009

A little late, but a lot's going on!

In short; last week I met with a production manager, editor, and director from the advertising agency Periscope. Website: http://periscope.com/
As if that first meeting wasn't cool and enlightening enough, I met with the director again yesterday afternoon, and OH BOY some cool stuff is gonna be happening for me.
1. I'll be taking a class taught by the director I've met with.
2. I'll have the opportunity to do on-set work at the absolute bottom rung of the hierarchy. But it will be incredible nonetheless!
I'll leave it at that for now because I'm not really supposed to share all the information I have and also because I feel like a d-bag when I write/talk about this stuff. I'm bad at having a blog in that way....
Thanks for reading!