Friday, November 28, 2008

pop up paper engineering

so tuesday, i went to the studio of robert sabuda and matthew reinhart. if you do not know who these amazing men are... google!

my professor, kyle olmon (who is also a crazy talented paper engineer), works alongside them in their studio with a few other people i believe (simon is another guy who was incredibly friendly also). as some of you may know, i am taking a pop up class and i am thoroughly obsessed with it, and i am slowly realizing that i might want to do this forever and ever... and maybe make a career out of it.

unfortunately, robert sabuda was not at the studio when we were there, but matthew was and god he was so great! he was mad busy with deadlines, but he still was able to take time out to give us great advice on the art world and show us some of the many and beautiful things he does. a lot of his artwork is cut-paper collage, where he cuts out little pieces of colored paper to make his images... crazy and gorgeous!

so... i was extra inspired when we went to the studio and i am thinking about talking to my professor about interning there next semester. they were all so wonderful and i really think i would adore being able to get an experience like working next to some of the gods of pop up paper engineering.

so, here's what i've been working on for about 10 hours in the past two days! its part of my final project where i have to make a multiple piece advertisement. i'm doing the new york aquarium and this is one of my pieces.

i'm sleepy. so now i'm just working on drawing some goldfish for one of my illustration assignments. my semester is almost done. i'm freakin' out man!

december 17th is my final survey, if anyone wants to come... let me know! its on pratt campus... if you're interested i'll give you details!

Monday, November 17, 2008

IF_ pretend

no time to write!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

booooring math classsss

this is what happens. i was drinking grape soda, and i burped so that is why the little headline doesn't make any sense. i had been looking at this door every week in math class saying i would draw it one day. so i finally did. i like it. the bricks on the outer wall don't look too schnazzy but what are you gonna do?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

IF: wise.... YES WE DID!


GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nov. 7-

i thought i'd update a little since i'm posting this as my illustration friday entry (i think its very fittingfor the word 'wise')

this election was memorable and completely monumental, not only for the country but also for me. this being my first election (i turned 18 two years ago so last election was torture being too young to vote) i can't say enough how PROUD i am to have been included in this epic turn of history. being in brooklyn was probably everything i could have asked for. experiencing the eruption of happiness and success was first hand for me and god, was it beautiful.

my roommate and i were relying on updates being texted to me by a friend and my mom so we felt completely removed from what was going on, although we were very anticipatory. we were laying in our beds when at 11:00 we heard screaming and we listened and realized everyone was yelling "OBAMA!" so we went onto our front stoop and oh my god it was amazing. people just pouring out of their houses and yelling and cheering. we put some shoes on and walked through our neighborhood cheering and screaming with everyone. cars were honking people were hanging out of buses... i have never once walked down a street where every single person was beaming ear-to-ear.

i'm still in shock, pretty much. i get goosebumps all over when i remember that this change is coming and my doubts about this country are completely diminished.

the day after the glorious win, i was emailing with my dad and i said that i've never been able to say i'm proud to be an american without feeling corny and cliche, but hell, i am so proud to be an american under barack obama.