For any of you who do not know what this is, you have your work cut out for you this evening. Spiritualized first album Lazer Guided Melodies is a highly recommended auditory experience that can be enjoyed through repeated listenings over regulated intervals.* Merry Christmas Robert Nagy. May I forever be haunted by not testing the font size properly before starting to paint on the letters.
“The Sati” is my rendition of the practice of the willful or coerced self-immolation of widowed women in their husbands funeral pyre that used to take place in Hindu society. The practice of sati has been outlawed several times, and yet serves as a reminder of a harsh past for women in the context of a certain kind of Hinduism.
On a lighter note, here is a picture of a windowsill.
Despite being a delicious and incredibly useful plant, the Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is despised by many gardeners. The degree to which the lawn care industry has demonized this plant is quite extraordinary, and has resulted in an unjustly negative attitude towards this beautiful plant. In this drawing, I explore the Dandelion’s aesthetic form, and its relationship with another suburban creature: one who loves this plant undogmatically—the pooch.
Pastel and permanent marker.
I have a thing for landscapes. I’m not sure why it is, but I always find myself drawing them with crayon or pencil crayon or doodling them with pen on printer paper at Second Cup. I had a wedding this weekend and as a person who strongly believes that “handmade” gifts are much more reflective of love than “purchased” gifts, I thought I should make them something. With a lack of pottery to donate to my “wedding gift charity” and no way of throwing up a few bowls by this past Saturday, I decided to take a wack at a painting. I have never really painted before unless you count grade 8 art class and the first time I used watercolours was this past fall when I needed to design a set of dishes.I wasn’t sure what the painting was going to turn out to be.. I just went at it and OF COURSE, it’s a landscape.
Needless to say I’m pretty excited about this painting and am stoked to hear what my wedding-giftees think of it, but they don’t get back from their honeymoon for another two weeks. So here it is on Arttime.
Click for high resolution… I think.
I know this first painting was done by Esther Yoo because I was present during it’s creation, but I’m not sure about the rest of ‘em. Feel free to claim your rights to these arts in the comments section so I can then edit the post and add your name in there or something.
Finally got around to posting this. This illustration/painting is what I managed to come up with during the first art jam session. It wasn’t exactly what I was going for… in fact, it turned out to be nothing like what I had in mind when I started it. Regardless, I’m fairly satisfied with the results. This is what happens when you try to make art while watching Christmas on Mars.
The first ever unofficial art jam took place on December 27th and produced some pretty nifty pieces of creativity. I would like to have these on a regular basis and hopefully they will increase with popularity amongst the art-time-collective community and outwards. Until this happens, here are two works that Erika Fung and myself created using paintbrushes impregnated with acrylic paint.
Untitled 3 (This one I made myself)
I apologize for the poor photo quality. You should just come and see it sometime.
The inspiration for this piece was revealed to me from shade cast by the foliage of a Chinquapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii), a tree far from common in our area. Among the objects seen in this include an axe handle, a dog’s head, an arrowhead, a facial profile, and a man leaning against a wall.