What are some of your current obsessions? (art, music, craft, completely random)
It's funny that this week's Blog Watchers post is about obsessions. I recently went with SVA to the East Hamptons where we met with different artists in their studios. On that trip I met Lucy Winton and she really got me thinking in terms of obsessions and how it progresses our work. She said that in her art practice she continually asks herself "what do I like, what do I like, what do I like? What am I currently obsessed with?" It was interesting to me because I hadn't thought about making work like that. I guess we all do it to some degree. We work with the subject matter we can't get away from. So I've been asking myself that- and its really helped me organize some of my thoughts. I'm able to narrow down what I really am obsessed about and then it becomes more clear as to why because I am able to see the connections a little more easily.
Art wise I am currently obsessed with:
The circle (geezus, I've been working in or with the circle for almost 6 months now)
intimate situations (in terms of what/why/who/where makes me who I am-so identity mostly)
continually fascinated with my own biology (can't you see where this and the previous one relate?)
The source vs the product
fallen forms (I don't know how yet- but I keep coming back to it for a few weeks now)
Sounds are not silent when they die (-not current in the work either but I keep thinking about this too)
Instagram: I am totally addicted to Instagram. I love all the things that I can be inspired by on there. I am currently following 325 accounts and somehow 209 people find me interesting enough to follow.
My top 4 favorite artists on Instagram are:
GREGGLETRON (awesome tattooer out of Portland- crazy talent)
CODYEICHTATTOO (another awesome tattooer from Ontario)
THISWILDIDEA (a man (photographer) and his dog Maddie)
GOGUEART (Jeff Gogue- wow)
Music: Right now I'm really into Lindsey Stirling and Imagine Dragons. Instrumentals with some oomf.
Craft: I really want to learn how to sew on the sewing machine. I know a little but I want to push it more. I also want to start my own garden or plants or something. I'm used to it and I think it would increase my happiness to invest in it more.
Food: Chocolate ice cream and pizza. I could eat both every single day of my life and not get tired of it.
Also here's the Facebook invite for the SVA Open Studio this Thursday! Hope to see you there!
I am a contemporary artist focused on the intersection of art and science in Lexington, KY.