For finals, all the art students in my grade had to do a mini 'exhibition' of our work from the past 2 years, so I thought I'd share my favourite piece with you guys. This is Xtina, done in charcoal pencil (I took the photo with my phone, so it's not super-clear). The picture I used to copy was one from her photoshoot with Allure. Where did I get it? popsugar of course :)
i just read this on pinkisthenewblog and i love it.
The Artist is Kate Kretz and this is her artist statement.
"This painting addresses the celebrity worship cycle. The title, "Blessed Art Thou", is taken from a line in the Catholic prayer "Hail Mary": " ... blessed art thou among women". Our culture is deifying celebrities, but in the bible, it is the meek who are blessed, so the title presents a question for the viewer to ponder. I chose a setting where the cycle begins: psychologically oppressive environments like this one are one of the feeding sources for the consumer, hungry for "information" about the celebrity's private life. I am interested in the psychological ramifications of celebrity worship, particularly as they relate to class."
i could not love this artist and her painting any more. i simply must see all of her paintings, now! :D i'm just as guilty as everyone else with the celeb 'worship' and craving information about them. :oops: i've been loving the gallery of the absurd paintings and but i think trent from pink has it wrong...celebrities have always made great subjects for paintings and social statements. andy worhol's marilyn silkscreen comes to mind among others.
this really made me think over my lunch break...maybe it's time for me to take a break from celeb gossip. now i want to go home and paint. :)
this is a piece from a series of mixed media paintings i did a couple years ago for my final art show in college.
it's titled "atomic ebi".
i studied abroad in nagasaki, japan my senior year and i was most interested in the effects of weapons of mass destruction on society. my host family, the ebinumas, were peaceworkers. my host father was a farmer and a 'tree doctor'~sorry i don't know the real word for that in english. he was part of a program that promoted peace around the world, he planted cuttings from the only tree to survive the bomb: the kaki tree.
thanks for looking!