Friday, May 30, 2014

My Space/Place


Continuous contour drawing, then painting, of my house from memory.

This is the final project example for the second session of Spiva's Art Lounge. To see some of the student examples, see http://artloungestuff.tumblr.com/
Josie’s Space/Place
My ideal space is my house in Carthage. I bought it for the large windows, the high ceilings, and the exquisite old details. This video contains photographs of my house, and how I’ve arranged and stacked things in the space. In addition, there is imagery generated from a few weeks of drawing, painting, and collaging ideas of the space. Lastly, I recently took a trip to the Met’s Islamic galleries and couldn’t stop taking photos of the art and spaces created in the galleries. A museum, not an actual mosque, but I was able to find the peace in the geometric patterns and absence of the figure. Ultimately I crave illuminated, pattern-covered, introspective space in which to live, breathe, and make art.

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