a diary of what i love and what i do

Friday, April 29, 2011

Toshiro Mifune

Oh my god, I love this fool on so many levels, it's bananas.

One of my favorite parts in this scene in particular is when he tears up the room. There are a few movies that have really great scenes where the actor/s get to just rip a room into pieces; from Citizen Kane to Zombieland, and of course, Yojimbo. I enjoy it for two reasons. One, I want to fuck a room up with everything I got. I think there is something therapeutic about it. Two, I am impressed by the actor's skills to get it right the first time. It's not like they have several rooms set up and get take after take. They get one shot.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

happy place

It's comforting just to know that this piece is a permanent fixture at the SF Moma and visiting it is one of my favorite things to do on the planet. My classmate had a funny store about someone she butt heads with last semester because one liked Jackson Pollack and the other Mark Rothko. Maybe there are two kinds of people in this world. A Pollack or a Rothko. But maybe it's like comparing apples and oranges, or Gene Kelley and Fred Astaire....there is no comparison.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

you are an artist and you didn't even know it

Trash. Some days it feels like it's everywhere. To help me have a little more fun with it, I am trying to change my perspective and see it as art. Besides, it's a small price to pay to live in a city I love so much.

My soul's downloading period

I am stuck. The end of the semester is near. I am buried in deadlines and schoolwork. Four more weeks!! For my Design 101 class, I need to create a gestural model to represent : Urban Development (huh?!?*%#$) My first idea flopped. All my other ideas have been crap. While I live under the idea that we are always exactly where we are suppose to be and everything happens for a reason, things aren't coming together fast enough...and when I say fast enough I mean, by my princess banana standards.

Erykah Badu, (who I super duper heart), once said in an interview that she didn't believe in writer's block, that the time when we feel stuck or like we're not creating, is just our soul's downloading period. I love that. Sometimes when I feel like I'm not making any progress, I try to remember my insides are working and when it's time, it'll come out. I just need to trust the process.

In the meantime, I am looking for some inspiration. Recommended by my teacher, I am moved by some really amazing pieces by Tara Donovan.

Materials : Paper Plates

Materials : Styrafoam Cups

 Materials : Buttons and Glue

Materials : Scotch Tape

Materials : Ripped and Stacked Tar paper