Friday, November 7, 2008

one, two, three-and-four, five-and-six

b and i are taking west-coast swing lessons! our first class was last night! it's fun!! ( i not supposed to announce this? hehehe ;) )

for today's artist, i have chosen amy myers. now, showing you images of her work in this blog will probably be worse than not showing you any at all, because in real-life, they are exquisite and irreproduceable, especially when shrunk down to 1/1000 their actual size on a monitor. so you have to promise to imagine these images as 7x9 foot drawings. just occurred to me that i do not know the titles to either of these pieces. that's pretty bad form. well, i know that the title of one of her pieces is "the opera inside the atom", and that'll give you a pretty good idea of the themes of her work. her dad was a physicist, and i think growing up with so much science everywhere made her want to become an artist instead ;) hehehe. actually, learning about all those physics things really inspired her work, so she imagines, for example, the beautiful intricate performances of all the little parts of an atom and these giant drawings/paintings are interpretations of that. in the same vein, her work explores things that are veeeery small by making them enormous, and then in other pieces about outer space she will (obviously) make elements very small. in many ways, her pieces look like they could either be interpretations of something at the atomic level and at the galactic level (is that even a word? mind if i use it anyway?). another thing i remember reading is that she likes to imagine all the elements of her pieces as having this symbiotic co-existence; all the pieces have their tasks to do, and all together they make a beautiful whole. i chose those two pieces to show because (if you click on them) you should be able to see the detail the best.

today is cupcake day, but i am still awaiting inspiration. orange cupcakes don't inspire me...for some reason it kind of grosses me out, actually. i'll have to go to albertson's anyway to get more baking cups, so maybe i'll find some amazing ingredient there. dang- for halloween i should've made something really scary, like lentil-carob cupcakes with kefir-cheese frosting, or alida's vegan avacado frosting. hehehe. too bad, i missed my chance!

have a good wheee!-kend.


Bart said...

Yaaay blogposts! And no, that's completely fine telling people. :)

Alida said...

That sounds like so much fun! And my vegan avacado icing is really yummy! :)