Life is still in a blender state of whirling stuff-happening. I’m crunching down on the last stretch of final projects for classes (these will also mark the last moments of me being a student for a good long while), and I’ve also just signed a lease to my first apartment. I’ll be moving in this Thursday. Times are both exciting and totally freaking me out a little, but I feel the need to put something up on here, so here are some old large pieces I did as an undergraduate at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
I’ve done a lot more during my time there as an art major, but these are among two of my personal favorites, and they are also concepts that I hope to revisit and redraw sometime down the line. I have a tendency to draw the same subject and topic over again and again, in part because I’m never entirely satisfied with the end product, but also because I’m constantly thinking up different mediums or methods to convey one idea and I can’t decide which to stick to so I try to pursue them all. It sounds Sisyphean and masochistic, but I actually like that renewable experience so much that I’m often reluctant to let it end.
“Pavane” for instance, is really close to my heart. It is probably the one visual idea that has stuck with me, and haunted me as an artist, the most. I got the idea after listening to a friend play the piano piece “Pavane for a Dead Princess” by Ravel, and I couldn’t really tell you how the individual symbols in the drawing got linked to the ambient melody of the piano piece by means of logic. The pulse connecting my experience of the music to my being inspired to draw a girl encased in a piano surrounded by poppies, stuffed animals, and mechanical parts occurred like an instinctual reflex. Only the after effects has become something I’ve dwelled on rather obsessively. I must have already sketched and resketched this piece a dozen times by now, and still I have yet to feel like I’ve…I dunno leveled it up to its final evolutionary form or something.
I need to learn to stop rambling in tumblr posts…
Old Art/Themes I want to revisit and redo.