painting everyday

In some ways, stop motion animation is less rigid and meditative than a 24×24 hyperreal oil painting. Something is freeing about whimsically painting as the notion strikes. I am spending more time in the studio. Instead of cramming hours of painting into one sitting and then not painting again for a few days. I findContinue reading “painting everyday”

hand painted stop motion animation

My studio practice resurrected my old editing and filmmaking chops. Shout out to Video Works and the fabulous crew who taught me to edit and all the indy filmmakers who trusted me with your footage. (I know, the 90’s in NYC was a blur, but what a ride!) I’ve officially stepped out of the hyperrealismContinue reading “hand painted stop motion animation”

Research

I am currently reading the Subject of Semiotics by Kaja Silverman. For my studio work, I am trying to pick apart my boundaries. I want to shine a light on the darkest parts of my personality. It’s not hard. My cognitive process can go to a dark place easily. Silverman writes about the problems between whatContinue reading “Research”

deconstructing formative life-experiences

Where will my studio work take me this semester? The work is about the process of deconstructing formative life experiences. My studio process always involves life experiences. The difference is that I am learning the language to explain it.We all have a story. Some stories involve zero adversities, while others are fraught with them. Collectively,Continue reading “deconstructing formative life-experiences”

First Mailing complete

Every semester of grad school, we have to write 3 mailings. We choose our own research material with help from our faculty advisor and artist mentors. This third semester, I read Carl Jung’s Memories, Dreams, and Reflections.  I also looked at the artwork of Remedios Varo, a surrealist painter, Marnie Weber, and Francesca Woodsman. I also watched Persona,Continue reading “First Mailing complete”

Notes from Residency: for process paper

Here are some more notes from my summer residency at Vermont College of Fine Arts. It is such a pleasure to learn from other artists and share what I researched and did in the studio. I can’t wait to go back.Thanks for following my art journey. Check out my Instagram to see more work.My best,Emily