Unusual Normalcy

Another strange figure is taken from a combination of images from time wastage on Facebook. The eye patch just puts him over the top for me. No more just a runway model, he now has a unique stylishness that propels him into the stratus of fashion influencer. Whatever the new emperor wears becomes the new … Continue reading Unusual Normalcy

Marilyn Manson Smiling At His Granddaughter

Originally a meant to be a study of this odd model posing in drawing class, and yes, he was wearing smudged makeup. There was something very familiar in the face. At first, I thought it was an old friend from school, then slowly something else emerged. Perhaps it was the fact that our teacher likes … Continue reading Marilyn Manson Smiling At His Granddaughter

Mesmer, or some other freak who turned me into a chicken in Las Vegas

I think I just woke up, refreshed and not remembering a thing about being a chicken... I have no clue what deep dark corner of my mind pulls this nonsense into the light of day, but here it is. Say hello to the Kramer of hypnotists. Capable of doing great things, but somehow, just like … Continue reading Mesmer, or some other freak who turned me into a chicken in Las Vegas

Recognizably Unfamiliar

What I learned in class this week... Imagine yourself walking into class, as usual having little to no idea of what surprise activity the teacher has in store. The tables are clear, except for a single large sheet of brown paper on each. Some of your classmates are already sitting at the tables with their … Continue reading Recognizably Unfamiliar

Into The Fold

I used a terracotta clay body and wanted to see just how thin I could go. I managed to get it down to about 2mm thick. I had to time it just right, as working it too wet would leave me with tears in the clay, and it wouldn't hold up on its own. Too … Continue reading Into The Fold

The Silhouette Project – An different way to work with a live model

What I learned in school this week... Another amazing and surprising lesson on seeing and observing in our drawing class. We were told we would be making silhouettes and cutting them out of large sheets of black paper. We had the option of articulating them like shadow puppets. That was all I got from the … Continue reading The Silhouette Project – An different way to work with a live model

Art & Fear – What to do about it in your classroom?

What I learned in school today... First, try to find and read Art & Fear David Bayles & Ted Orland, or watch a few reviews on youtube on the book. My teacher gave us a reading from the book and it was out of chapter 2. Looking through my notes, I took away from the … Continue reading Art & Fear – What to do about it in your classroom?

The Art of Making – As Easy A Walking A Tightrope

What I Learned In School Today... If you can find it, read: Philippe Petit,¬†On the High Wire, trans by Paul Auster, New York: New Directions Publishing, 2019 [1972, 1984], 3-19, 55-56 I'm already loving this teacher and this is still the first week. She suggested this reading for us and as soon as I opened … Continue reading The Art of Making – As Easy A Walking A Tightrope

I Am Myself

I never use a mirror when doing self-portraits. I tell myself it's because I have no interest in realistic renditions and want only to express the inner perception of self. Ok, maybe that's true to a certain degree, or it's just I'm not as confident or comfortable staring at myself for a long time. I … Continue reading I Am Myself

The Many Colours of Black & White Photography

This week in In Pursuit of my Art Ed Degree... I've played with black & white imagery in the past, but always as part of the post-production process of my work. Removing the colour after the shot is taken fascinates me. The missing colour always seems to give something elusive that adds tension and mystery … Continue reading The Many Colours of Black & White Photography