Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Thank you so much to everyone for the feedback on my house. My critique went well yesterday with my professor. My biggest challenge with the house is going to be figuring out how to make the roof. I've started on it but I don't love it. My professor gave me some advice but it's still going to be tough.
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Lately I've been thinking about the transition period that happens once you graduate. It's a chance to make all new work with different themes and ideas. I'm really looking forward to this and have started coming up with inspiration for my next body of work.
Have you all seen Picnic at Hanging Rock? If you haven't Netflix it immediately! This movie is so dreamy and wispy and beautiful but also really terrifying. It's probably the scariest movie I've seen without anything scary happening. Just thinking about it gives me chills. I love that with the visuals of this movie you would never expect it to be so frightening.

Also, if you haven't seen Henry Darger's In the Realms of the Unreal it's worth a watch. Darger is a very interesting guy. He was a janitor living quietly in Chicago and when he died tons and tons of artwork was discovered in his apartment. He created this graphic novel of the same name that was turned into a film that is both a showing of his novel and a documentary about this outsider artist.

And I am always inspired by this movie, Grey Gardens. The Edie's keep me on my toes. This movie is so beautiful and sad and heartbreaking and funny. Every feeling I try to put into my own work. This is definitely definitely worth a see if you have not checked it out yet. The new, non-documentary version is actually really good, too. I was really concerned when I heard about it but I think it was handled well and Drew Barrymore did an amazing job.

I have another critique today at one. I'm off to get ready for it!


Maria-Thérèse said...

Good luck today! I can't imagine that being a scary film - very interesting. We're finally getting a video store again in my town - for over a year we've only been able to rent TINY selections of dvds in the grocery stores and gas stations... (and I don't want to / know how to download and I want to watch them on my big tv)

Vanessa said...

I live very near hanging rock, it is beautiful but mysterious!

Jennifer Hugon said...

Oh that looks like a very interesting movie. I will have to check it out!

And I'm just dying to see the Darger film. While in school I was doing a lot of large, twisted work based on children's coloring books and his work was a major inspiration! Had a chance to see one in person and it was mind-boggling.