31 March 2009


Today, my piece-of-shit PC ate my Thesis paper.  I had been working on it feverishly for 3 or 4 days, and it is due tomorrow.

19 March 2009

The Thesis Process

It feels really good to be on my way.  I am only concerned about two things now; one, the space I'll be assigned, and two, writing my paper.

*** All paintings are in process, and all titles are temporary.***

Untitled No. 2, 59" X 49"
canvas drop cloth, latex house paint, acrylic paint

Untitled No. 2

Untitled No. 2, detail

Untitled No. 2, detail

Sewn & Cut, 47" x 40"
canvas drop cloth (cut and sewn), yellow cotton, latex house paint, acrylic paint

Cut & Sewn, detail

Untitled No. 1, 80" x 71"
muslin, latex house paint, acrylic paint

Untitled No. 1, detail

Untitled No. 1, detail, top

Untitled No. 1, detail, bottom

Untitled No. 3, 104" x 79"
canvas drop cloth, latex house paint, acrylic paint

Untitled No. 3

Untitled No. 3, detail

Untitled No. 3, progress

17 March 2009

Larger Than Life

I am starting insanely large paintings; the largest being about 9'x5'.  There is nothing more exhilarating or powerful than creating one of these beings.  Not to mention the ultimate feeling of accomplishment.
I am feeling more draw to Mark Rothko than usual.  I think it is because of the size I am now working in, and he is probably my number one favorite abstract painter of almost all time.  This being said, my thoughts wander to the lack of women in the recent history of abstract painting.  Abbey joked about these men, Rothko, Motherwell, Newmann, Pollock, de Kooning, etc. making big work as an ego trip.  And who are we kidding?  Men do want to be the kings of their castles, and have a the biggest castle while they're at it.