It’s been 10 days after my last post, and oh so much as happened. The first draft of my thesis paper was handed in a week ago and I’m anxiously awaiting comments and feedback. While it’s a huge relief to have that out the door, I’m dreading all the additional work it will take to finish it. The grand total ended up being 35 pages, and that’s before writing my conclusions and further direction sections. Once I get further along with visuals, I will tackle that.
As much as I want to talk about what a mess our Exhibition class is, all I’ll say is enough. I’ve had enough, many people have had enough.
Let’s pick something, seriously, and call it a day.
On the bright side, I got to attend the Pulse NY Art show for FREE (saved myself $20 since we’re in the same building). There were some really cool artists there and I even met one of them. The first artist I really liked was Bo Joseph. I really love his use of line and abstraction in creating these truly beautiful graphic paintings. Here’s some paintings below:
Cool right? Another artist I really liked is Trey Speegle. We wondered into his booth and I was surprised b/c I’d already seen his work at Jonathan Adler. Apparently we sell his stuff in our stores, but I saw his Mary painting hanging in Jonathan’s office. Check out his website b/c he has a lot of work. He was in the booth while Betsy and I were looking around, and he started talking to me. I didn’t realize he was the artist at first, and felt like he was hitting on me, but hey, I’m not mad at that! I love his paint by number messages he uses in most of his work. Very cool idea I think! Would love to know more ideas about why, I should have gone to his actual show to find out … regrets!
Hope is a good subject to end on. I have lots of things I’m hoping for right now. I hope I finish this thesis. I hope I graduate. I hope I find a job. I hope we all remain friends and keep our sanity during this process. I hope we all can make the best of a shitty situation. I hope we can all be happy. I hope (and know) we’ll make amazing work. I hope we get there soon.