Saturday, February 27, 2010

i&p 2/27


Sunday, February 14, 2010

i&p 2/14

indian colors & patterns. scans from books, screengrabs from websites, self-assembled color palettes.

!!!!!seizure warning!!!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

i&p 2/13

took a couple of trips to the minneapolis institute of art to see their collection of native american art. it was a bit sparse, but there were a few things i liked a lot:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


i have this beautiful book that i got from anthropologie called 'etcetera,' by stylist and shop-owner sibella court. every page is hugely inspiring.
i was too lazy to scan the pages myself, but google image search reveals that other people have been kind enough to do a lot of that for me.

so, here's a ton of images from the book.

i&p 2/09

this post is relevant to all of my kind-of-topics: humans/animals, historic cultures (in this case early 1800s, europe), and my major (illustration).

one of my favorite illustrators, J J Grandville.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

i&p 2/03

since my last post, i've been reconsidering my choice of topic. i'm finding myself as interested in history and culture and antiquated objects as i am in animals.
i'm still definitely interested in exploring human/animal relationships, but i feel that i do that a lot in my work already. and my work has always had an antiquated aesthetic, but i've never really stopped to examine exactly what time period or specific culture informs that choice.
so i'm going to try going more in that direction.. i want to eventually zero in on one specific time/culture, but for now i think i'll keep it open and do a lot of research on different ones.
specifically what interests me at the moment:

-native americans
-indians (india)
-1800s, united states and europe
-early nautical imagery
-early rural imagery

it may just turn into me examining animals once again through the lens of one or more of these cultures. i'm not sure! but i think this will help me either figure out why i do some of the things i do in my art, or maybe inspire me in some new way.

here's some pictures, because i like pictures.

i found out, with the help of my brother, that these guys are called kachina dolls and were (are?) made by the hopi indian tribe. love for them is immense and infinite.