Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Abstract Blurs






I have a MUCH better digital camera, but for some reason the unpredictability this crappy thing is so entertaining me right now.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Bent Landscapes






I recently discovered that the crapy CMOS sensor on my Motorola cellphone pans as takes an image which allows for some pretty cool looking distortion. I'm totally pumped about this, though apparently no one I've talked about it with could care less. I would like to know what could be accomplished with the same crappy sensor and a better lens.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hiking Time






With Spring Break coming up, I've been prepping for and fixating on a couple of hikes I want to take. The more backpacking I do, the more I try leave behind while still maintaining a degree of comfort and preparedness for the possible. These pics represent the evolution of my travel watercolor kit over the years.

The first pic is a Sennelier travel kit, the collapsable cup I actually used jammed with sand in San Sebastian Spain and stopped working before subsequently falling apart. The second pic is a 24-pan enamel box filled with Daniel Smith watercolors that I took along on my 20,000 mile US road trip. The last couple are what I've been using lately: tiny toy tins or plastic novelty watercolor boxes with the crapy colors that came with them replaced with single daubs of DS paint, a collapsing Isabey sable brush, all housed in a one liter Sea to Summit Waterproof stuff sack.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Info Graphics





The idea for this came to me in a dream, which is a real rarity. In the dream I was writing my name on a wall with drippy paint, Presto! info graphics!

Friday, March 13, 2009

I Cry Tears of Paint




Today I went to a memorial for a student, this post is for him.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My Ghost Twitter Page

I just discovered that someone, presumably a student of mine has created and been ghost writing a twitter page for me. Mostly it's quotes from me, said in the classroom, free of context so as to seem completely arbitrary. It's pretty flattering, but I can't see who the followers of the page are so that's kind of a bummer. Go to the page, become a follower, whom ever has been managing the page has done a better job than I would have.

http://twitter.com/pwilliamsart

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My Favorite Thing That Happened Today...

I got this in the form of an email today, I initially disregarded it until I got more emails and a phone message as well. Now I'm curious, who is this guy, with the same name? What the hell were they thinking painting this thing?




Hello,
My name is Robert Webb and I purchased this painting at an Estate Auction in Ottawa Canada while on vacation in 1996.
I have been looking for the Artist on and of since and think that you may have painted it by looking at the signature of your works today.
If you are the Artist could you please give me some background information on the painting, such as when it was created and what you may have titled it etc.
I appreciate it and your work - hope this was yours!
Rob

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Faketrix



With the exception of a couple of sequences that I simply did not have the fortitude to edit down, This is the last of the faux-matrix-imac experiments inspired by Caitlin Lambert's dream. I think it kind of works, unfortunately it's without context and basically just me jumping around. This might be awesome with a real dancer, HDDV, and perhaps some kind of backdrop which is not my classroom...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mini-Museum





I think artists should consider designing the spaces which will best play host to their artwork. The space that an artwork exists within can completely change the viewer's interaction with the piece. More often than not, something as simple a white wall is considered sufficient for paintings. This piece doesn't exactly correlate to what I would consider the best way to present my artwork, it's more an idea for what could be an extremely cheap and portable presentation space that could be dropped in parking lots or in alley ways. Most likely inspired by Gregory Colbert's Ashes and Snow exhibit or the Artery at the LAB. (a much less cool use of shipping containers for art presentation purposes)

Mini-Museum