Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Subject is Prints. The Category is Buried.

Have you ever buried something and wished it would come back? Wished it wouldn't come back ever ever ever? Wished you knew what happened to it afterwards? When I was younger, I had pet hamsters. Anyone who has had hamsters will know that their life span is about 2 years or so. Inevitably, you have to bury them in the back yard, or the park, or the big flower box. I used to wonder what happened to the buried hamsters. Obviously, I knew they decomposed and left behind little hamster skeletons. This may sound morbid, but I used to picture the little hamster skeletons tunneling towards each other and creating a new little underground hamster skeleton world. I just wanted them to have a peaceful, wonderful afterlife and not be lonely in all that dirt.
Lately, I've had a hard time using photography to express my ideas. Fortunately, printmaking has stepped up to fill the void. This series is about things that are buried, literally and metaphorically, and what their world is like underground.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Uncomfortable Moments

I've always been fascinated by the experience of pain, and this image is the beginning of a poorly planned project about it. I'm fortunate enough to have quite a few friends who put up with my strange bullshit and don't mind modeling for me (thanks, Keith.) Looking at this picture now makes me a bit uncomfortable. However, it is helping me overcome the feelings of fear and discomfort that I often experience when interacting with people in a studio setting, and in the rest of my life. So here it is. Part I in the undefined, haphazard adventure.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring Break !

So besides being a complete bum this Spring Break, I've been feeling a bit creative. I drew this at work for a collaborative sketch project I've started. It's basically what Pratt looks like, for those who've never been. I'm also carving up a linoleum block!

Went to the MoMA yesterday and saw the Tim Burton exhibit, full of strangeness! Ever see his version of Hansel and Gretel? With japanese actors? Also gained silkscreening inspiration thanks to my good friend Gustav Klutsis. I looooove constructivism......


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Flooding in Gillette

Over the weekend it rained quite a bit in the tri-state area. What you see here used to be a grassy field and a road.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Golden Boy! This is a mixed media piece I made a while ago using a magazine, tape, crayon, ink, and spray paint. The gold spray paint shines more in person.
I used to work a lot more like this in high school using Rauschenberg as inspiration. I gotta get back into that mindset!


What's Left Over After Art School

Welcome to Spare Change! This is a blog about everything that's left out of class, or rejected from it.

We are two photographers living and going to school in Brooklyn. Aside from photography, we also enjoy drawing, printmaking, painting, collage, poetry and this is our place to share the work we do mostly for ourselves. We'll post work that we do to satisfy creative desires that extend out of the classroom or don't fit into it, musings, and dwellings on art school life.

Hope you enjoy!