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November + December Inspiration

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1. John Baldessari’s work and especially his philosophy on art: “I get really attracted to details and parts of things. I used to tell people I would feel happy if there was just one square inch of a painting I liked. I wouldn’t even have to like the whole painting.”

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2. Anatomy of Digestion cup and saucer from Street Anatomy

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3. Alexa Minc | Jewelry inspired by the human body

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4. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer | The Pulse Room

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5. Mayan Art

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6. Boo and Boo Factory | Handmade Leather Jewelry

“You are about to enter the much more difficult phase of unlearning everything you have learned in college, of questioning it, redefining it, challenging it, and reinventing it to call it your own. More than in any other vocation, being an artist means always starting from nothing. Our work as artists is courageous and scary. There is no brief that comes along with it, no problem solving that’s given as a task… An artist’s work is almost entirely inquiry based and self-regulated. It is a fragile process of teaching oneself to work alone, and focusing on how to hone your quirky creative obsessions so that they eventually become so oddly specific that they can only be your own.”

7. Teresita Fernández’s 2013 commencement address at VCU 

Links: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7

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August + September Inspiration

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1. Sandie Yi’s Crip Couture

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2. Beautiful Us, Anatomical illustrations by Aitch

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3. 1996 Sugar Children series by Vik Muniz

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4. Michiko Maruyama’s daily medical doodles

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5. Annette Nancarrow’s paintings of Mexican culture

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6. Iza Genzken’s artist book: I Love New York, Crazy City

Links: 1/2/3/4/5/6

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Happy Mother’s Day!

The Virgin Mary of Guadalupe

Being a mother is such a huge responsibility, but definitely a huge gift as well. I am so thankful for my mom and I admire all the mothers who are there for their kids and strive to give them the best they can. This day is for all you beautiful ladies! Thanks for all you do, and to my own mother: Thank you, especially. I love you!!

The Virgin Mary of Guadalupe (process) The Virgin Mary of Guadalupe (detail)

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