During my second summer in Chicago, I spent the first few creative moments in my new studio drawing fingers. I drew them in continuous lines, as severed tips, with my eyes closed, with my head laying on the table, from right to left and left to right, slowly, quickly, and with a variety of pens.
These playful drawings set the tone for the rest of the work I created this summer. More to come soon!
The Face of MI
Ink on paper
11″ x 15″
This piece appeals to my interests in symbolism and textile design. As I mentioned earlier this month, I am currently doing a lot of printmaking, and in particular, relief printing. Read more
I’ve been making work about diabetes for a few years now and I’ve explored several different materials and approaches along the way. During this time, I’ve encountered several challenges. Aside from dealing with the occasional emotional obstacles, I’ve struggled to guide this body of work in one direction and instead have branched off what feels like endlessly. It’s a complicated feeling because I do want to explore this subject as thoroughly as I can, but doing so also leads me to feel like I’m starting lots of different things and not spending enough time on any of them because I keep moving on to something else. I don’t know. It’s hard to explain.
“The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is seeking art for its upcoming exhibition, Medical Avatar: The Health Time Machine. Entries should include three self-portraits: you as you are today; you as you will be in 5 years if you continue with an unhealthy habit you have today; and you as you will be in 5 years if you continue with a healthy habit you have today.”
Hello! Here’s a peek at the next piece in my new series “Diabetes on the Brain.” This one will be a bit harder to figure out than the last two.
Also, I bought new pens yesterday and I love them so far. I’ve been wanting to try out a brush pen for a while because I use ink pens a lot, but I always buy the same fine tip ones so I can’t achieve the variety of lines that I want. A brush pen seemed like a happy medium between a small paintbrush and a pen so I finally bought one. Actually, I bought a variety pack because it was a better deal :]
I used the regular brush pen (B) for the above drawing. It’s easy to use and the ink dries quickly so I’m a happy customer. Thanks for reading!