Something I took for granted over the course of my undergraduate career is how different the work you make is when fueled by a community. Often, the reality of the world you are thrust out upon graduation is very different from the environment that a studio art program fosters. I’m lucky to count one of… Continue reading Art in unconventional spaces
Well the semester is coming to a close and I’ve been neglecting updates here. I’m still recovering from my trip to London, or should I say mourning my return to the States. I finished work on my icon paintings and promptly had to prepare for my presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at Austin Peay… Continue reading Still the worst blogger, but a good student!
During my research one of the traditional methods to gesso wood and the linen mounted on the wood was to use animal glue. While I’m not attaching linen on top of the wood I wanted to create a surface for the paint to adhere to the wood. I decided that I wanted to try using… Continue reading Gelatin as gessso
I’m working on a project for school creating contemporary versions of Byzantine and Russian Orthodox Icons. I’ve been researching extensively the historical methods that these icons were created using tempera paint on wood with gold gilding. While I will not be using the exact methods that these works of art were made with I am… Continue reading Modern Icons
I can’t believe the school semester is almost over! I could use school as an excuse for my infrequent and late blog posts but, that would be a lie. I’m just not very good with sitting down and writing about the images I take to go along with the work I do. That should probably… Continue reading Better late than never