Wednesday, April 30, 2008

wrapping things up in Austin...

I am so overwhelmed by the generosity and warmth I have been shown not only by my students, but also by Austin as a city. I spent the day visiting with good friends, eating wonderful food , and lingering in my favorite vintage stores. When I got home this evening I found a posting on face book by Lindsey, truly one of my favorite students to date. Thank you UT for all I have learned while teaching these past 2 years and thank you to all of my students for giving me so much back in return.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Patte Loper

I was reminded today of an artist whose work I'd seen at an art fair when I lived in NY. She mixes animal imagery with icons of modern architecture, art, and design. This image is based on the photograph above it, which is documenting an early Jan Dibbets piece. The photo was originally used to illustrate a 1970 ArtForum article. Not sure I like all of her work, but definately respond to the formal use of color in the above work and the premise.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Hooray for student work!

Sara and Ilea are 2 graduating seniors in my sculptural ceramic class. They worked together on their final installation and wow!!ed the class. This was a good day for teaching.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I found this image when I was searching for Japanese textiles. It was on a blog about Zakka. Zakka (from the Japanese 'zak-ka'(雑貨)or 'many things') is a fashion and design phenomenon that has spread from Japan throughout Asia. The term refers to everything and anything that improves your home, life and outlook. The interest in Nordic design or Scandinavian design, both contemporary and past, is also part of this zakka movement. Zakka can also be contemporary handicraft. Zakka has also been described as "the art of seeing the savvy in the ordinary and mundane".

Monday, April 21, 2008

Anni Leppala

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ernesto Neto

Monday, April 14, 2008

miwa koizumi