Thursday, May 26, 2011

Work Update

This ones my favorite. But makes absolutely no sense!

Some more recent images for work meant as learning aids for a class project about Virus transmission and vaccine development. Only a week and a half left of school and then it's summer, which means back to working on my own art again! Which is good, because right now I feel like I'm going to burst if I don't get some ideas out. I havn't even sketched in like two weeks!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Mr. Garbage. Hands.

Thinking a lot about what it means to vandalize your own work and how that relates to changing the past through remembering, or if it even relates at all. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

What I keep.

Am reflecting on how I naturally arrange objects in my personal space (with the exception of the cat). Sometimes I look to my things to remind me who I am and where I came from.

Once upon a time I used to collect absolutely everything, and I mean everything. Everyday I'd find different things on the street, hub caps, stand alone frying pans, small pornographic photos and fill my pockets with the left over starburst wrappers that came in so many pretty colors. Which meant my room was this claustraphobic shrine. The objects took over and often I'd find myself sleeping between piles of things, unwilling to move them because they were asthetically pleasing. Like there was a big god like camera watching from the outside. Was very much the same with my wardrobe. I'd sometimes buy things just because I liked the fabric and hang them up, never really bothering to wear them.

This isn't so much the case anymore, because eventually I couldn't stand it anymore, and the great purge commenced. To most this wouldn't seem as such a huge life event, but it was definitely a turning point.

Monday, May 2, 2011

So this is what I do for Money.

"Gimme that sensor!"

"Oh Heeyy do we wanna deal with graphs or people?"
                                      Look at this goofy plant cell poster I made.

Fun fact: I modeled the fellow on the bottom after my Grandpa. What a nerd! I love him though, he's a retired engineer  and was working with computers back when they were giant black boxes that filled entire rooms.

So, I'm working for a company/ pile of grad students that are developing a new high school science curriculum and it's my job to make pretty pictures for their presentations and in-class demos. Not so sure how long my job is supposed to last, but it's a great opportunity and is actually getting kind of fun (le gasp!). It's wierd to think that these will be the images that the most people see. And when I say people what I really mean is BILL GATES! haha but no, really. So rad, so scary and I wish they were so much better. But I have to hold back, because these arn't meant to be magical, or egotistical on my part, or be groundbreaking art. They are tools, and thats something that is kind of hard, because all i want is romance and icecream and AAAaaarrrrtt haha but I get vacuoles. It's cool, life structures are amazing.