Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Grid

My friend Bill Melville was nice enough to take a high quality pic of my grid at the residency.... much better than my little update photos. enjoy

in other news, I am already working my tail off on my thesis for the first draft due in a few weeks- I will do my best to post updates when I can but no promises- things are crazy busy right about now.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Back from Boston-

I'm back from the 4th residency and things went great. As always, I learned a lot and feel challenged to do better. It would be impossible to report everything from the residency here, so here's a summary: My work was well received and I had many valuable critiques and very useful feedback. The faculty response was consistent- the work is were it needs to be, I just need to back it up with the thesis. As predicted, the grid work seems to be what I'll be moving forward with into my final residency and graduate show in January, though that's still up in the air. Right now, I'm planning on using many of those same pieces and rearranging them into diptychs and triptychs. 

I have some important decisions to make soon, and that's because deadlines are looming. My first thesis draft (!) is due August 15 with 2 more drafts due in September and October. The final draft thesis is due in November. On top of that, I need to finish all the paintings for the show in January ASAP because a: I need to write about them, and b: I have to submit pictures of them for printing in the graduate catalogue by early October. It is going to be a crazy few months for sure- I'll do my best to update the blog when I finish new work.