I had to draw my homie Leonor after her sister posted a picture of her when she was eleven. She had fallen off her bike.When I was younger, I used to only draw portraits. It's so satisfying to draw a detailed face and to achieve some kind of likeness.
I'm back to sculpting. I'm taking a ceramics class and I've been making little things to experiments like the head above. I've made a lot of mistakes; it's a very unpredictable medium and the glazing process is new to me. This sculpture (which is actually a sort of plate with the head emerging) was supposed to be low-fired in the kiln. But I accidentally placed it in the high-fire shelf and the colors looked weird and sort of melted. I hated it at first, but I now I kind of think it's interesting when you look at it very closely, it's like he/she is drowning and melting at the same time. Before I would use sculpey and acrylic, but this process is so much more interesting and it just feels right (even the mistakes do).
Our one-night show last Friday Reading Paintings was quite a success,
thanks for everyone who showed up!
Being friends with talented and hard working people is truly the best :')
I could't find the time to properly photograph the entire show and the visitors,
but here are some few shots to give you an idea of the work.
Liberal Arts by John Garcia (my evil twin)
Counterfeit Books by John Garcia
(that's a counterfeit of my own unbearable lightness of being copy, so I feel cool)
You should definitely visit the websites of other artists involved,
because they are the best: Hazel Lee Santino, Masuko Jo, Monica Ramos, Soy Yoon Kim, , Luna Medina, Julee Yoo and Leigh Cunningham
These are the pieces I had on the show:
Interior #1, gouache on wood pannel
I also had a few secret sculptures scattered around the room like this one