Time and time again, I've tried to stick it through the Inktober challenge. It never seemed to last beyond the first two weeks. Guess what! It's finally happened -- I completed the Inktober challenge!
Alfred Art Walk is a collaborative monthly venture created by the galleries in the Village of Alfred and on the campuses of Alfred University and Alfred State College in an effort to foster dialogue within the local arts communities.
Dye Sublimation, Embroidery
Polyester, poly-cotton fabric blends
18" x 18" x 1"
Though I guess I'm not really all that different.
The new year is bringing us some fun new stuff though, so let's check that out! More updates! It's been a while since I've touched the ol' blog, but let's sum up some of the spicier bits of 2017:
This digital print is the surface from which the parts that make up the hands are to be cut -- on a field of textured colors, I opted for saturated hues of unnatural colors, ones which would never be found on living skin, but those bright enough to show some form of rigor. There is a life to these hands, but not in the human sense. They have their own power, their own living idea which they represent.
Don't stop practicing: the words which make up the patterned text on this print all read this phrase, but in three different languages.
Russian: One I've known from childhood
Italian: One I've learned through years of study
German: One I've begun to learn only recently
Each of these languages are personally significant to me in some way, and that is why they are being represented on this print, and not any other number of languages which I could have randomly chosen from on a whim.