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I feel like this is the end of the beginning. It was a lot of hard work but it was worth it, now its time to move on. Thank you to all my professors and class mates who taught me so much! Here is the body of work I made for the show. This exhibit will run from April 15th to May 9th. Its in the Beasley gallery on NAU’s campus.
Its been too long since I last wrote…I am in the final stretch of my BFA degree and I can’t wait to finally be certified as an artist of fine things! This is my last semester here at NAU and I’m working on my first art show. I have been working hard and have done a lot of growing up. The new soda kiln was just finished today and I’m jonesing to fire it!!! I still have a lot of work to do with only 6 more weeks till my BFA show. I just hope I can figure out how to create a cohesive body of work…. here are a few good non-cohesive new pieces
This is a Taihu stone, they are awesome
A Taihu Stone is a form of garden art which originated around 700 years ago in Chinese gardens and represent humans influence and collaboration with nature. These rocks are found on the countryside and chosen based on their unique shape. When a rock is selected, the artist carves into it to accentuate its features, then he places it in a river for around 30 years to let the water erase any manmade marks. A generation later, a descendant of the artist retrieves the boulder from the river as a finished piece and the work repeats.
At one point the soil offered a place for flora and fauna to grow referring to the sculpture’s original intent as a garden piece. Its placement near the Japanese teahouse refers its history as these rocks are collected and revered by the Japanese.
The next two photos shows the soil wearing away
And this is what it looks like today!
HI! I am excited about an art gallery in Jerome my painterly friends opened (I contributed a few doll hairs so they let me be a part of it). Jerome is an awesome old town up in some mountains which are in a desert which is in Arizona. The view from town is amazing as it offers a vast unobstructed view of the desert below. The town was established by a mining endeavor which is now kaput. There are only 444 residence and supposedly, all of them are “high”. I don’t know what that means but I read it on the back of my waitress’s t-shirt while eating at a restaurant in Jerome. Here is a photo of the town. and here is a photo of the view from the town Now if you would just look closely at this image, the buildings with the red roofs compose the “Old Jerome High school” which a bunch of artists now inhabit. if you look at the highest and leftmost part of the high school, that is where our gallery is! not too shabby.
Here are some photos of opening day which by the way was a huge success.
So that is that, we have a gallery in Jerome. We are having another show/opening Saturday June 1st, 5:00pm. The address is 885 Hampshire Avenue Jerome, AZ 86331 Studio 300 A. Come visit us. Also, check out all of our art at http://ephemeralstudiosgallery.com/home.html
Here are some new pictures of my latest. I want to say that although not much has changed, I realized the academic system feels like its constructed in a way to beat you down. There is this thing called senioritis where students stop showing up their last semester and then quit art all together after their degree. I understand why it happens and how they feel but I realize this and I am not going to slow down. I am going to grind it out all the way through my Masters. No rest for the weary