Going to Ferdinands was a last minute visit but one I hope to make another visit their soon. The store is quaint with a various amount of objects you can buy,it is definitely easy to start a collection by going there. The print maker running the store was sweet and very helpful. It was exciting to meet someone who was very passionate about their work outside of MECA.lThe two earrings I got at Ferdinands are the cutest things since sliced bread. These together are a wonderful pair because of their rustic colors.What is even cooler is that when you wear them together they jingle when they bump into one another!
Diamante apparently means Diamond. Walking in trying to learn how to document my work was exciting,then realized that the whole lecture was about hiring a photographer. As a digital illustrator I did not find him helpful,I knew where he was coming from because he wants to help photographers make money. But as a feminist I was insulted by his disrespect for women. Plastic skin ? What is wrong with being natural and comfortable in ones own skin. The lecture was utterly dreadful and I was surprised that I didn’t say anything rude to him. The image below is an example of his work.(I would of titled it girl with the plastic skin).This person believes that plastic skin is seen as more beautiful than an actual female complexion.
Today’s visit was a success , it just keeps getting better .
Re-blogged from my main blog !
Artist: Audrey Kawasaki
Photos #4-9 are actually her staging an installation show that showcases the artist workspace by Thinkspace Gallery ‘Drawing Room Show’. The rest of photos #1-3 & #10 is Audrey Kawasaki’s works in progress and artist at work.
For even more amazing photos giving insight into the artist’s process. Go to her website for over a hundred in progress shots.
Though the Avesta meeting our first time did not go as planned the second time was the charm. Meeting with the older residents about their collections was wonderful. Each piece and zine that was brought out had significant meaning,whether small or large. Everyone had input to say about the collections and zines that brought out great conversation. Interestingly enough I was surprised someone could relate to my fluffy and childish zine,it brought out the conversation that anything can hold significance,even if it is out of character. I am excited for our next meeting and hopefully more people will show up,but one is better that no one,and of course conversation is not that hard to start especially with people who have a lot to say.
Offering oil, ink, and graphite on wood 18”x18” Scope Basel art fair with Thinkspace Gallery 2013
Audrey Kawasaki creates work that are both erotic and innocent.Kawasaki throws her characters in a world that is unknown that has a beautiful yet melancholy feel to it. She creates contradicting work which includes very detailed line work that have been inspired by Japanese comics called manga and Art Nouveau. Audrey mainly works with oil on wood panel. Audrey studied two years at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She studied the fine art of painting while adding her illustrative seductive feel to her work.The piece above includes all of Audrey’s patient technical work that captivates the viewer.
Accidentally deleted my Audrey art post because I was accidentally reblogging stuff on this blog and did a super delete ,I’ll have to post it again because it is lost forever now.
Woke up this morning and took a walk outside, I realized that Portland collects older buildings . Some of the buildings here haven’t changed while others hungered for it around here . To remember your past is very important and to understand others is intriguing . Portland does it’s best to hold its history and you can see it I’m the old brick buildings held up by love and labor and the houses whose paint is far from chipped off.