Monday, March 19, 2007

"Sono Mirai wa Ima"

"Sono Mirai wa Ima", originally uploaded by suelu23.

After some glazing and some drawing, this one is as done as it's gonna get. There are things that bug me, but I want to get on with the new one. More on that later!
By the way, "Sono mirai wa ima" means "That future is now." Mirai is the word written on the green banner.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

"Colorful Characters" Solo Show Opens!!!

Show opening photos on Flickr

Virtual video tour on YouTube

Monday, March 05, 2007

1. buildings bland and boring. cookie-cutter. boxy. generic. could be homes or offices.
2. shadowy figures in front moving into or out of frame.
3. vending machines represent consumer culture. overabundance of choices. disposable materialism. overindulgence.
4. cell phones: texting or listening, not usually talking. (talking is more rude.) represents a disconnect from one's immediate surroundings; more interest in individual affairs (=subculture) than real life.
5. RULES. Negative but vague. Nanny state; Big Brother. Coerced safety.
6. man-made patterns: street markings, architectural, etc.
7. no attachment to characters other than as tools to tell the story.

drawing & acrylic washes.

first layer of oils.

I have to just add that I love that guy's hair so far and hope I don't fuck it up!