Today we had four different models and I was especially enamored with both female models, one who had an incredible body and skin, while the other was overweight. I've said many times before, but I really love drawing large women. It makes me very conscious of the effects of gravity.
This is really time consuming, but looks like I have about 1/3 done so far. I need to find more broken mirrors.
LACMA has expanded in the last few years and was so happy to visit again. My favorite piece of the day was by James Turrell, which is extremely difficult to describe and capture in photography. The viewer must wear booties and enter the oddly-colored room. The end of the room has all corners removed so depth perception is compromised. The experiential installation was phenomenal.
Walking 1, 2004
Photo collage on paper
During daily hikes, Ginny Bishton–who began her Walking series in 1998–used a 35mm camera to document local vegetation, focusing on color and tone. After printing the photographs she organized them into piles based on color, then out of hundreds of small circles several millimeters in diameter. Bishton subsequently glued these minuscule dots onto sheets of paper in color-directed patters, resulting in labor-intensive, vibrant photo collage derived from the artist's observations of her surroundings.
Giuseppe Antonio Gianotti
Presentation Frame, c. 1785
This work was completely inspiring and I would love to create frames with black mirrors.
Jusepe de Ribera
Oil on canvas
I haven't seen work by this artist, who I now love. His work reminds me of the style of Rembrandt.
Detail of a Spanish painting of Jesus.
The Pope as Wild Man, after 1545
c. 1475-80 to 1528
Head of a Crying Child, c. 1515-20
My friend Mark has been working on a small book where he only spends 5 minutes per page. I'm really happy to see his progress.
Today it was my friend Ken and I creating collages. I finally finished one that I've been working on for a long time.
Today I visited the store–General Bead to see their current choice of clear cabochons. I may use them for the "Breath" sculpture.
Today my friends and I visited the new SFMOMA and found a couple of new artists that I'm wild about. I also love the Kapoor wall sculpture.
Japanese, born 1982
Trace #10, Iwase General Hospital
Gelatin silver print
Photographs from Takeda's Trace series seem worlds away from destruction and disaster–perhaps depicting distant stars or galaxies dotting the night sky. In fact, they are among the most direct records of the nuclear fallout from the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. Takeda traveled around the hard-hit Fukushima region, where he had been born, collecting soil samples from sites that evoke the tension between life and death such as temples, military bases, and, in this case, a hospital. He then packaged the soil with sheets of unexposed photographic paper for a month. The developed papers reveal traces of radiation that poetically challenge the invisibility of nuclear disaster.
Japanese, born 1966
Stranger No. 2
While looking through my Sculpture magazine, I stumbled upon Choi Jeong Hwa's work. I can't say I like all of their work, but was really transfixed with this installation.
I finished repainting the rusty bottom of my hand cart.
I then experimented by adding some acrylic eyecaps to one of my current art pieces.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.