Sunday, February 25, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Stumbled across a crazy 漫畫 convention at my college's gym. At first, it made me think of the culture of cuteness in Asia--girls holding dolls, wearing pink wigs, etc. But as I walked around more, I realized, unlike my stereotype of manga, most of the women weren't dressed up to be cute. They were much more into the super-heroine look, but really it was difficult to generalize.
I do think the Japanese aesthetic is really interesting, one of the most exciting in the world. So I guess thats why I took such an inordinate amount of pictures.
Friday, February 23, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
beginning another one...
My goals for this grid: to have the intensity of the last piece, the creation of an environment and fantastic landscape... but not make the thing so bright and crazy as to cause the viewer to have a stroke when he looks at it. I want to focus more on intertwining lines and less on color. These are details only.
Again, more intertwining arms in this piece. I think, although I am certainly not sure, that the hands symbolize loss and disconnect. They are, after all, disembodied. But still interacting with one another... hmm. Anyway, living randomly in Taiwan, no matter who you are, probably means that you feel disconnected, and that is where the hands theme comes from. Again, it is a approx. 5 foot tall piece, 15 pieces of watercolor paper.