Friday, August 06, 2010

assignment #43

#43 Make an exhibition of the art in your parents' house.
Take pictures of your parents art. This is the art you grew up with- that picture that has always hung above the toilet, the abstract print that confused you as a child, the statuette of an angel- art so familiar that you might not even think of it as art. But it is! And it shaped your vision of reality. Your photos should include a little bit of the surrounding area, a bit of the wall or table the art is on. Also, give a one-sentence description of how you viewed these as a child (Did you like it? Or, how did it make you feel?)

This is a print of elephants done on linen. It used to hang in my parent's room, it now resides in the basement over the circet breaker box. I love this. I want to get a tattoo of this some day.

When I was a kid, I used to call this ship wreck (even though the ships not wrecked) and I would make up stories that I would have to climb a mountain after my ship drifted to shore. I would take my robe and put plastic spoons my pcokets (climbing tools) and I would use the tie from my robe as my "rope" to get me up the mountain.

I don't have any special memories for this one, but whenever I see it, I know that I am home.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

assignment #28

#28 Edit a photo album page.
Look through a friend or relative's photo album. Choose a single page that includes details that you find interesting. Take a piece of colored paper that fits over the entire album page and cut one to ten holes in the paper that reveal details of the pictures. Give your page a title that includes the name of the person whose photo album you have used. For instance Erika's Trip to Florida, or Dave and His Dog Walter at the Beach.

Conchita's Family.