Self Portrait during Exam week studying at SOVA
[School of Visual Arts] in Dawson City, Yukon.
Oil on canvas.
I had “Little Bunny Foo Foo” by Kimya Dawson stuck in my head while I was making this piece.
Naturally, that is where the title & image came from.
I made this of out of donated highlighters, dead pens, markers and other mystical things after getting a bunch of friends to send them to me instead of throwing them away! In return, I promised them A.R.T.T.
So there it is. My letter to Camille and the picture!
& How could I not share with you the awesome song that inspired it all!??
**this isn’t the official music video but it is so strange and delicious! [WHY IS THE SUN….??]
The fear of falling up/down escalators.
Steps begin to disconnect and fall away from one another as my foot makes contact.
Highly inspired by my own nightmares and the struggle to overcome irrationality.
Media: acrylic, salvaged film, paper on reclaimed canvas
I sold my first piece of artwork today!
The best part about it???
It was my most favourite painting I did all year at SOVA!
‘Bathroom Wall Raven &the Broken Helicopter’ is a painting I did as tribute to the horrible paint job in the bathroom at my old apartment.
I kept seeing a raven and a mysterious critter… I felt a bond with them.
They were paint stained spirit creatures.
Just like MUFASA!
When I was a kid, I saw him in the wood grains on my grandma’s wooden door. :]
Don’t call me crazy! Call me imaginative.
There is debate about E-readers beginning to make books obsolete.
The local ‘free-store’ [dump] is FULL of unused, once-loved books.
When I am practising painting [or just feel like mixing it up], I use book covers instead of canvas or boards.
- Using outdated/unreadable books can save paper and canvas.
- No energy is used to produce something new.
- It gives books a new way to be loved and appreciated.
- Self-supporting artwork (no frame needed!)
- Adds interesting dynamic to your work
Try it out for yourself! Post some pictures! Tell me what you think!
<3 <3 <3 Arisetotrash
My piece Under D0G for the art exhibition “String-Theory” in Whitehorse, Yukon.
All 15 students at SOVA were given ink, watercolor, wax, fur and string as a guideline.
This is what I came up with.
What do you think?
It was pretty hard to make it all come together, but the wolf fur scraps I bought in December ended up being the perfect thing!
I feel bad for the wolf, but at least it’s spirit and the fur itself won’t be left un-loved. :]
Keep an eye out for my next post, I’ll show you what I’ve done to Samm-ify my winter gear & maybe inspire you to jazz up those black jackets too.