An urban landscape of it’s own.
Wears a different outfit each season.
Fulfills my sudden urges for exploration when I need it most.
And this is not a haiku.
Every Wednesday night @ the 3rd Ward in East Williamsburg.
These drawings are produced by my lover, an engineer and businessman, who has never had the figure drawing experience in his life ever, and Moi.
Ironically when you’re unemployed, inserting yourself in some creative energy takes a lot less energy than finding a job and working up the ladder, simply because you’re a volunteer…
So here’s what I participated in:
Dumbo Arts Festival, celebrating artists studios, galleries, music, and the up and coming neighborhood neighborhood itself.
Acadia Conference: An Exhibition of Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, celebrating technology within architectural design.
This past summer I had the opportunity to spend 5 weeks in Fontainebleau, France, consuming myself with classical French architecture and music. It was one way to be funemployed!
There’s something about French objects that are so irresistibly quaint and romantic. Maybe it’s the soft linens, the art-nouveau steel construction, parquet flooring, or the pastel colors contrasted with their perfectly green foliage of gardens. And oh how I miss the perfect weather made for strolling, farmers market of fresh produce, the scent of fresh buttery pastries.
It was very crowded.
Having said that, here are a few polaroid samples where I attempted to fade out the crowds of Chinese people.
Yichang > Three Gorges Dam > Danning River > Three Gorges > Fengdu + Jade Snow Cave > Chongqing
Straight lines don’t exist in nature, our bodies are proof of that.
5 minute gestures 2004
Loosen the grip, loosen the mind.
20 min. Still Figures 2003-2004
Left to right: Teacher Assistant when the model cancelled for an acting gig. Slender and muscular, but lovely and elegant lady model. Short and stalky, out-of-proportion and not-so-pleasant older woman.
My Friend Elan is a personified Gorilla 2004
He use to be a theatre student, hence the black attire, and it was cool to hang out by the parking lot when school was over.
My little cousins 2005
When there’s no summer school, draw family members. Maybe you’ll capture their bored essence, or maybe they were reflecting back my boredom and need for productivity.
Selection of photos from my study abroad adventures in Northern to Southern Italia (except Rome, she has her own album)
I wasn’t born a talented drawer, so practice practice practiceee