The other night I went with a friend to go see the movie “The Artist.” It is a silent, black and white film that was brilliant! We loved it, both for the storyline and the actual way in which it was shot. Another great thing about it was the soundtrack. There was one song in particular that I loved, mainly because it reminded me of my mom.
As far as my life goes, I have been very busy working on all things school related. The cool thing about being an art student is, the lectures you can attend for extra credit are actually very interesting and give you quick break from your studio work.
Last night I went to a talk by a visiting artist named Frank Tomaselli. Originally from Santa Monica, California, the themes of his works span from drugs, to punk rock all the way to nature. The materials that he uses are just as eclectic as his subject matter.
What I enjoyed most about his presentation was his demeanor. The way in which he explained his work seemed so real. I got the sense that his history of drug use affected him, but it made him that much more human. He seemed chaotic yet at the same time very focused and driven.
Tonight I went to another great talk and that was the Pow Wow Hawai’i discussion. Pow Wow is a community event that gathered over 40 artists from around the world and brought them to Hawaii to create art. They got permission to paint multiple locations throughout the Kakaako area and will be doing so all week. As far as the discussion went, it was great. The artists that spoke were very humble and it was interesting to hear them talk about their work and how they got to where they are.
Lastly, here are a few things I have been working on in my studio. . . .
Enjoy the weekend!