Saturday, May 26, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
With my art 404 class, we decided to inhabit a public space while presenting an issue of conservation and proper waste management. On a couple occasions we set out to the desert hills surrounding the Reno area and completely cleaned a designated area of shot gun shells, glass, targets, birdies, bottles, casings, and endless other dumped goods that were taken out to be shot into bits. We created costumes using all items found from the desert and invaded a public event held in the downtown area. With a loud response the people were very interested in what we were doing. With hidden identities, we paraded around, initiated conversation, posed for pictures, danced like worshiping squirrel creatures, and explained why we chose to do this as our final act of art in a public space. Reno is a city surrounded by desert, mountains, and breathtaking western landscape, and shooting is very common leisurely activity, unfortunately people are not as enthusiastic about cleaning up as they are about blowing things into nothingness.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
18, a music video I have been in the process of making for the last several months, is finally coming together after my long search for the perfect lead character. Dalen O'brien, 18 years old, is everything I could have hoped for in terms of look and personality to play the part. Upward and onward, I'm hoping for the finished polished piece to be finished by the end of the month. Crossing my fingers.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
We are Indifferent
We are Lost
We will Love
We are Curious
We are Innocent
Here are a few favorite images from a project titled Human, nature shot last spring. In my attempt to shoot in a more classic style from my previous works, this project encompassed like characteristics of the human race during the many stages of life while placed in an environment which compliments these characteristics/qualities.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
In an attempt to communicate with our environment, I created a children's style telephone in conjunction with a young pine tree. A formed bench out of stumps and logs found nearby were placed to make a more comfortable environment for those sharing. It was a playful endeavor to brings to surface a very simple yet functional means of finding peace in natural terrain.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I found this other really great site that advocates environmentally conscious art, activities, fashion, inventions, contests and much more. Much of the art pieces that are shown are very related to a lot of the art we talk about in my 404 class. Is fabulous.
Monday, February 20, 2012
I saw this one outside the Raleys Supermarket off California, very timely. Its a wonderful thing to have your eyes opened by creative classes.
As assignment in my Art in public Places class, we were assigned to use words as a means to reach an audience in a simple way. We were asked to post our words somewhere in the community, I chose to post them in the art building stairwells. More on the way.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
This idea was inspired by a link a friend of mine shared with me on Facebook a few weeks ago. My idea is to create a stencil and place it in front of a light source to then have heat from a power source melt a shape around the stencil in the snow, similar to how the light is acting in the images below if you follow the link.
Still trouble shooting ideas.
Still trouble shooting ideas.
Monday, February 6, 2012
In hopeful brainstorm to create a project in the Reno/Sparks community, I hope to use these chambers of mysterious substance as a canvas for a digital media collaboration. Still troubleshooting how something like this could potentially take form. Any words of advice or ideas greatly appreciated.