Painting

Self Portrait – Exam week ’14

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Self Portrait during Exam week studying at SOVA
[School of Visual Arts] in Dawson City, Yukon.
Oil on canvas.

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Bunny Foo-Foo ’14

Pen ink, Nail polish, highlighter, mouthwash, glow paint, plastic.

Pen ink, nail polish, highlighter, mouthwash, spit, glow paint, plastic glam.

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This is the back. I sent it to a friend of mine who donated the dead pens/highlighters/markers to me.

 

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….??]

Ascending Footfalls ’13

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Ascending Footfalls
2013

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
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`Selling Art~~

Its official.

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.

Paint Stains.

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.

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Oil Practice — Book Painting!

Oil Practice --- Book Painting!

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.

HERE’S WHY:

  • 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

Gallery Exhibition 2014

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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.