Tuesday, September 2, 2014

the painful pursuit of beauty


for this piece I was inspired by one of Marina Abramović's early performance works.  with a brush in one hand and a comb in the other, she works on her face and hair, while repeating the sentence:  art must be beautiful, artist must be beautiful.  her voice betrays that she is in pain, and her face also makes it abundantly clear that she is hurting herself.  a truly thought provoking piece making a statement on the duality of beauty and pain reflected in art.


the painful pursuit of beauty





performance:
"I brush my hair with a metal brush in my right hand and simultaneously comb my hair with a metal comb in my left hand while doing so I continuously repeat art must be beautiful, artist must be beautiful until I hurt my face and damage my hair.

duration:  one hour
1975

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Monday, August 25, 2014

maintaining the order

in the last several months I've been seeking inspiration in other various forms of art such as performance art, fashion and costume design, and dance to name a few.  my friend Ken suggested I write down this name:  Pina Bausch.  You should too.  I found a copy of the film Pina by Wim Wenders at the library and was amazed at what I saw.  an incredible blend of theater and modern dance.  I was inspired to create this image based on one of the pieces from the film where many chairs were being stacked and also crawled through at the same time.  I was very taken by the form of everything and that at any moment the chairs could come tumbling down...



maintaining the order 



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Friday, August 22, 2014

the process of becoming

it's been a while since I went outside and made an ass of myself for a self portrait so I figured I better get back into it.   :)  nothing like jumping around on a hill in a park to start your day.

the process of becoming



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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

dyad



stayed up late last night editing and came up with this.  I quite like it. :)

dyad

muse: Olivia Clemens




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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

broken flowers

playing around with headdresses and hairflips~



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