a diary of what i love and what i do

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Blame It On The Goose

Meet Lady Rizo.
She takes pop songs and interprets them.
She wears hand me down couture.
She's funny. She can sing. I love her.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hello World

I am back at school after a 7 year hiatus and even then I wasn't really there. My body was there but my heart and mind weren't. Today I'm so present it's bananas. More importantly, I am having fun. It's only the second week and I'm being introduced to so much. 

Hello World. It's nice to meet you.

Robert MappleThorpe, American Photographer 1946 - 1989
Gregory Hines. One of the best tap dancers in the history of the world.

"Your imagination will be fired. Life will mean something at last" BB PG152

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Color Me Pink

Mark Rothko.

One of my favorite painters. These images don't do his work justice. His pieces are enormous and vibrant. When I am looking at one in person I am overwhelmed with emotion. While I do appreciate the details of a portrait or something more defined and detailed, I am moved by Rothko's use of just color. But it isn't "just" color is it?

Abstract : to simplify an object down to it's essential basics, removing all superfluous details.

Expressionism : art distorted or exaggerated and colors are intensified for emotive or expressive purposes.

I tried to paint my own Rothko inspired piece one day, it wasn't easy and it didn't even come close. In short, it's harder than it looks. I hope everyone gets to see one in person one day. The one below is a permanent piece at the SF Moma. Sometimes I go there, just to sit in front of it for a long while and be quiet.

Friday, January 21, 2011

I Heart RuRu

...for so many reasons
Here's one for today....
"The truth is you are a spiritual being having a human experience. 
The human part of the experience is temporary. 
You're spiritual being is not temporary. 
It is eternal"


Getting the point across

Studied lines today in class. Santiago Calatrava is a Spanish architect, sculptor and engineer. I love how massive, futuristic, functional and harmonious his work is. I look at it and think, "Where does one even begin?". What I was taught today is, everything, e v e r y t h i n g starts with a single point and by the action of hand in space, it becomes a line; a visual record of movement. Isn't that wonderful?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

and the pink flamingos lived happily ever after

i love it here

I'm still discovering music by Milosh. I like to put my ipod on shuffle and see what happens. Today, "I'm Trying" came on and it was the perfect soundtrack for the day. The lyrics are simple. My favorite line is "I love it here. I hope it goes my way".

The sculptures in the video are by an Africa Artist named Nnamdi Okonkwo.