do you like this print?
it’s very beautiful. i made it.
you can buy a copy of this print this weekend at the Current Space Art Market
i’ll be selling it as a photo print (10x10 inches) on metallic paper mounted on styrene (very tight) styrene is like a very durable plastic that will not warp or bend so it’s a good thing to have prints mounted on.
you can buy it or we can just talk about how i made it.
you can also just come and look at the art, even if you aren’t going to buy anything, just in case you didn’t know that already.
participating artist that you definitely need to check out:
you can RSVP?
please come, i miss you
real quick news about me “Hermonie, only.”
it’s been a really long time since i’ve updated my things because i was busy with working at a job.
i still have a job but i will be there less often.
i’m not going to go into detail because i don’t want anyone to know exactly how psychotic i am but i felt really bad about this hiatus; like i abandoned my children or something.
i just thought if i started posting again w/o any explanation as to why i was gone for so long would be weird
also i don’t know anything about grammar or punctuation anymore and i don’t care about those things anymore, either.
this might be difficult but it’s worth trying to say
Either Way ( pictured ) exist with physical dimensions ( 8 x 1 x 11 in ) and i made it so that it would exist in my studio as a model, to show people, when i try to explain to them what i want to make in the future ( i always imagine something big, room sized, working up to ‘urban dimensions’ - buildings ) but in the process of documenting these models the photograph has begun to take hold as the primary consumptive image for my audience.
my 3 year tumblr habit, i’ve finally seen, has affected how i work and what i make and although i have committed to making *things*
my *things* are, as yet, only consumable as pictures
and i don’t understand the word picture anymore
and i feel awkward calling it a photograph
and the only word that seems alright is ‘image’
this- probably won’t make a lot of sense coupled with the following quote but i thought it would help illustrate how these means have affected these ends.
this quote is about the history of plein air painting, paint that comes in tubes, and how landscapes and shit like that were made possible
"Although tin or copper tubes were already in use in England at the end of the 18th century for the preservation of watercolor, it was only around 1830-1840 that tubes of oil paints began to be available on the market… For John Constable or the Barbizon painters to leave their studio and paint outside, directly from nature, the availability of tubes of paint was a prerequisite. One cannot imagine them carrying alone the bulky equipment that the preparation of paint on the premises would involve. Certainly pleinairism was one of the first episodes in the long struggle between craftsmanship and industrialization that underlies the history of "Modernist Painting." It was also one of the first instances of an avant-garde strategy, devised by artists who were aware that they could no longer compete, technically or economically, with industry; they sought to give their craft a reprieve by "internalizing" some of the features and processes of the technology threatening it, and by "mechanizing" their own body at work."
- from “The Readymade and the Tube of Paint” by Thierry de Duve, Artforum May 1986 p. 115-116