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Quick Thoughts on Art and Critiques

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One thing I’ve always loved about my art classes is critique days. Many people dread it but I honestly find it invigorating even though sometimes there are some people who absolutely nothing good to say about your work. Sometimes it is even hard to even hear certain things because they may be true.

My artwork always tends to be personal because I know myself better than anyone, and when someone notices that and actually appreciates it, it really makes me feel good about myself even if some of the subject matter is about something negative. Most of my art teachers tell me that they like that my work is personal and not generic.

I believe that sometimes artwork shouldn’t have a message of some sort but should just appeal to your own self. When I make artwork about my life or even about my thoughts I feel like I’m allowing someone to see things through my own eyes. Sometimes people forget how others can perceive things differently and how different a person’s lifestyle is from their own.

I don’t know.. just some quick thoughts.

Note to self: write about Warped Tour, the Sketchbook Project, David Byrne & St. Vincent, and Motion City Soundtrack.


Written by Monklin

November 1, 2012 at 10:40 am

Photos From My Summer Vacation 2012

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Summer went as fast as it came. It was filled with a few terrible things but a lot of great memories. Luckily I was able to go out of town a few times with my family and capture some nice photographs since my goal for this summer was to use my camera more after it had been collecting dust in the closet. I would’ve posted some of these images earlier but I didn’t get around to sending my film to develop just until two weeks ago.

As a fair warning, this post is going to be a bit pic-heavy so don’t forget to click the link below the photo to see the rest of this post!

Gratuitous picture of my demon dog. Don’t let her cuteness fool you. She’s a monster!

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Architects of Art: Mirazozo Luminarium

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Earlier today my friend Vanessa and I went to the Long Center for Performing Arts to go see this thing called the Mirazozo Luminarium.

“What is the Mirazozo Luminarium?” you might ask. Good question!

The Mirazozo Luminarium is one of four air-filled structures made from this thin colored PVC (or plastic) and its design is based off of Islamic art and architecture. It is compared to an aquarium but instead of being filled with water, it’s filled with beautiful light. The structure is completely hand-glued and took four months to make each structure (correct me if I’m wrong).

Before entering the structure, you have to remove your shoes and leave your belongings at the entrance. After doing so, they would let a number of people in at the same time so the air does not escape the structure. Once you’re inside, you are allowed to roam around the maze-like structure, spin around, or even sit on the floor and just look around at all the amazing colors. And honestly, it was just a beautiful experience.

I honestly don’t know how to put my experience into words. It was just breathtaking and just absolutely serene. It felt like I was totally in a different world. (Or maybe even a space ship. Or even the inside of somebody’s mind. Or even Tron!) The colors were magnificent and the place was just filled with such positive feelings. If you ever have a chance to visit one of these luminariums, you absolutely must go. Currently there are four luminariums touring around the world so if you ever spot one, do not pass this wonderful opportunity. It’s for all ages and is even wheelchair accessible so absolutely no one is left out from this amazing experience.

If you want to know more about this project, you should visit their website at: http://www.architects-of-air.com/.

Girl Walk // All Day

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If you haven’t already seen this, I am encouraging you to watch this ASAP.

Official Trailer: Girl Walk // All Day from Girl Walk // All Day on Vimeo.

This has to be one of the most uplifting movies/series to come out on the internet in the longest time. Well, at least in my personal opinion.

Girl Walk // All Day is a 75 minutes movie set in New York City and it follows the three main characters, the Girl, the Gentleman, and the Creep. Don’t think this is just some ordinary dancing. There are quite a few surprises in here that will make you smile more than you already are, giggle out loud, and make you dance in your seat. I must commend them on their top hits mash-ups of hip-hop/rap/pop pop lyrics and pop/rock beats. You will hear familiar songs such as songs by U2, Lady Gaga, the Police, Missy Elliot, Cyndi Lauper, Basement Jaxx, Arcade Fire, and many other recognizable artists. And don’t think that there is no plot in this story because there totally is.

This seriously makes me want to dance more than anything right now.

Make sure to watch the whole series at http://girlwalkallday.com/watch-the-film.

I promise you, you definitely won’t regret it!

Hope this brightens up your day!

Written by Monklin

January 14, 2012 at 2:57 am

Future Post: Personal Reaction to Melancolia

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So here’s pretty much just a heads up and a self-reminder to talk about a print entitled Melancolia, by Albrecht Düror.

Melancolia, by: Düror

Good night for now! 🙂

Written by Monklin

September 20, 2011 at 4:14 am