Saturday, May 23, 2009

hey look, i graduated.

well, it's official. i'm a real human. diploma earned, car purchased, lease signed. as promised, here are some photos of my installation for commencement. included in my tiny show were all of my what if illustrations and mixtape story from thesis, as well as my hug-a-city friend. the frames are actually vinyl (think giant, black stickers) as is the table leg beneath the shelf pretending to be a table. but the stool is real, courtesy of the lovely sara allred.

anyway, in my endeavors to be a grown-up, i'm in the midst of moving, so things might be sparse for a bit. i really do plan to restart the dailies, but it looks like june 1st will be a much more reasonable resume date than my birthday, which, by the way, was lovely. so, stay tuned for the big reveal on my summer thesis (yes, it never stops) and dailies: tng!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

where the magic happens.

well kids, i did it. not the graduating part, not quite yet, anyway, but the college part? that's done. classes finished up last week, my commencement exhibition is installed, i even got a much needed haircut. i'm packing up my life to move to my new apartment and be a real human. i'm pretty much really excited, but will definitely miss some things.

oh studio, you are my favorite friend. this little guy was small, but cozy, and had 2 windows and the air conditioner. aka, he was perfect. anyway, i thought it would be neat to see where things went down for the whole of this year. full disclosure: my studio was never this clean.

i'm off to pretty myself up for mica's artwalk event, where people get a sneak peek at commencement the night before the show officially opens! be sure to stop by and see the show sometime before it comes down on monday, or, stay tuned for some slightly less impressive photo documentation of my exhibition coming up next!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

practically-almost-nearly-virtually a real, grown-up human.

the posting of this illustration comes with a huge sigh of relief since OH YEAH IT'S THE END OF MY THESIS. the last what-if? in the series (for the meantime...?) is "what if... you could bring your stories to life?" because what collection of children's illustrations would be complete without an adorable, tiny nerd in horn-rimmed glasses, really?
after the guilt-ridden sketch post of last week, i powered through and knocked out this one just in time for my final review board on monday, and mica's illustration showcase on thursday. showcase is a delightful event in which the illustration seniors are essentially pimped out to art directors in the hopes that they like what they see and want to pay to see more of it in their publications. this is definitely, probably referring to our illustrations, and not our sexy sexy selves.

too bad it is mega-disgusting outside, i will soon be braving a slimy trip to the print lab to get hard copies of this and all my other what-ifs to prepare for my installation which is WOW REALLY SOON. totally feeling the 'being done right now' thing.