Thursday, March 10, 2011

Recently Inspired

Right now I've been working really hard on skin and the colors in the skin, along with textures. These are some images I've been inspired by recently

(haven't read the text...I don't advise doing so...)

It is just mind blowing to me all of the different colors that artists can find in the human face. Peach? No... magenta, yellow, green, orange, blue, ten different shades of grey, etc...

I love the challenge! People always got a kick out of the fact that I had to take a color class (red and yellow make orange, right?) and now its starting to manifest it's relevance.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Can Art Change the World?

TED Talks 2011 prize winner.

This is an artist who uses portrait photography to change perceptions in areas of conflict. This talk is beautiful and powerful, and if you enjoy or support art, it is a must watch.

A bystander viewing JR's art project talks to another and says,

"You’ve spent the last few hours trying to figure out what this project means. In that time you haven’t thought about what you are going to eat tomorrow. This is art.”

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sneak Peek #2