Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

{oly paint}

my friend erin helped make this. it's awesome.

{nick mullins}

this kid is incredible. he got a staph infection, was in the hospital for 3 months, was given a 1% chance of living, and he's alive. the infection caused him to lose his sight in his right eye, and he is now recovering from surgery for it. we'll have to wait and see if he makes a full recovery, and is able to skate again...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

{ghosts and ghost altar}

these are some images from my most recent school project. they are plaster casts of a section of branch i found, installed in a really cool spot i found at evergreen. it's still on display, for those of you can see ghosts...

artist's statement:
With its back turned to the well-known path and the towering buildings, an ancient ghost sits and quietly stares into the woods. It is visited by the sunrise and birds and leaves and moss, but rarely humans. Even though it is in plain view from the buildings, it just looks like a normal stump from there. But when you wander past the pavement and the garden and into the forest, careful not to step on any little mushrooms, you can stand face to face with the ghost stump, which opens up like and altar, letting you know you are in a special place. Looking around, you realize you have in fact entered an entirely different world, a secret room that is only noticeable once you are inside it. It is calm, private, and still, yet only a few feet away from the busy cement world. From here you can sense life and death slowly chasing each other in circles. How did you end up here? You followed a trail of small ghostly statues, barely visible except to those who know treasure lies just off the beaten path, and their story is what you make of it.