Today is my 21st birthday! And a beautiful fall day on Capitol Hill.
This past weekend I went for a walk through the neighborhood with my boyfriend. We like fancy houses and fall colors, for sure. I took some photos.
Also, today I finished three midterms and applied for graduation!
It's a been a while. I'm back at school and still waiting to hear from Europe if I'm invited over in January. I've been busy at work in my last year of school, working on a website (coming soon) and on some more projects with OurAmericanGeneration. Here's a quick sketch I made last night-- I've been loving Watch The Throne and Relax, the new Das Racist album-- while I fantasized about what it would be like to just chill. For the rest of my life.
My brain feels funny from being in a car for so long, but I just got back from a road trip to see my cousin get married in Libby, Montana.
Like always, I had my camera (his name is Camron), along for the trip. I had a lot of fun in particular in two places: an abandoned building near the Idaho/Montana border and the our motel in Libby, MT.
I produce a lot of work based on my experiences with ex-boyfriends. I'm a 20 year old lady, and the logic behind it makes sense to me. I believe in only representing the things you know best through art, so I depict a lot of boys, foods, and cute animals. Go figure.
I also drew inspiration from the stain paintings of abstract expressionist Helen Frankenthaler. I love art history and I wanted these prints to have a wet, used, stained feeling, while also being light and ephemeral like my memories of his room, so I pooled diluted pigments on the plates and allowed the press to take the water to different places-- hence the pigment bleed outside of the borders.
Cleaning up my RA room for a move-out means filtering through the zillions of papers I have stored in every nook and cranny. This year, I took Drawing I where I flirted with realism, and Printmaking, where I got fingerprints on everything.
There are plenty of new things to look at on my Flickr-- like those whale prints that I did just for fun on the endless supply of fancy paper in the print studio!
And stay tuned for my printmaking final, and the heartbreaking story behind it. I'm really excited to have it back.
School is over, and for me, summer school begins soon. I made this during finals week. When you walk through the Administration building, everything is quiet-- except during the ten minutes between classes.
This was my final project for Digital Imaging at Seattle U. I began this project with my future children in mind, they will be at least a quarter Japanese, a quarter Caucasian, and half something else that is equally wonderful. The only problem being that there aren't a lot of children's books or tv shows that highlight multi-ethnic families. I love my family, and I'm very happy with this project. Don't tell my parents-- but for the next gift-giving holiday, I'm going to print a few copies on blurb.
You can flip through the book in its entirety on my flickr.