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Posted in Architecture, art, Art Gallery, Ink, Jewelry, Pastel, Poetry, Sketchbook Exchange, Spontaneous Constructs, Writing, tagged Architecture, Bramante, city, Drawing, duomo milano, ink drawing, Milano, milano cafe, Milano Diaries, pio albergo trivulzio, santa maria presso san satiro, sketchbook, sketches, urban moments, Urban Sketchers, Watercolor, window on January 1, 2012 | 7 Comments »
Posted in Architecture, art,poetry,writing, Design, Desk Crit, Digital Collage, digital collage, photography, writing, architecture, Drawing, Experiments, F R A G M E N T S, Featured Artists, Graphic Design, Lectures, NaBloPoMo, Paper Goods, Pastel, Photography, school, tagged Albert Frey, Alberto Kalach, Alfredo Melly, Andrea Benavides, Archigram, Architectural Collage, Architecture, california, Case Study Homes, Charles and Ray Eames, Charles Santamaria, Christine & Russell Forester, collage, Coop Himmelblau, Craig Ellwood, Culver City, Daly Genik Architects, Del Mar, Don Wexler, Ed Killingsworth, Eric Owen Moss, Estudio Teddy Cruz, Frank Gehry, Gehry Technologies, Greene and Greene, Hector Perez, Henry Palomino, Kathy McCormick & Ted Smith, La Jolla, Los Angeles, Luce Et Studio, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Morphosis, Nancy Tariga, newschool of architecture and design, Palm Springs, pasadena, Residential Design, Richard NeutraRudolph Schindler, san diego, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Monica, Sebastian Mariscal, Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Smith and Others, SoCal Exploratory Design Workshop, Southern California Design and Architecture, Superstudio, Ted Smith, venice on August 6, 2010 | 1 Comment »
Something eye-opening occurred at my school yesterday.
I attended the exhibit for SoCal -Ex : Exploratory Design Workshop, completed by Professor Hector Perez and his students.
Here are the specific of the Workshop:
Andrea Benavides/Alfredo Melly/Henry Palomino/Charles Santamaria/Nancy Tariga
July 12-August 5
10 Field Trips
San Diego/La Jolla/Del Mar/San Juan Capistrano/Los Angeles/Santa Monica/Culver City/Venice/Pasadena/Palm Springs
9 Progressive Practices
Daly Genik Architects/Eric Owen Moss/Estudio Teddy Cruz/Gehry Technologies/Luce Et Studio/Michael Maltzan Architecture/Morphosis/Sebastian Mariscal Studio/Smith and Others
15 Extraordinary Residences
Charles and Ray Eames/Craig Ellwood/Christine & Russell Forester/Albert Frey/Frank Gehry/Greene and Greene/Coop Himmelblau/Alberto Kalach/Ed Killingsworth/Sebastian Mariscal/Kathy McCormick & Ted Smith/Richard NeutraRudolph Schindler/Don Wexler
I spoke with Professor Perez and he told me that the analysis of the case study residences and projects were concentrated on the ‘crown’, ‘body’ and ‘feet’ of the aedifices.
Through collages, reminiscent of Superstudio and Archigram, the field trips become a venue for envisioning alternative architectural and urban scenarios (Design Workshops). I hope you’ll enjoy these images just as much as I did; each collage read like a miniature work of art, and the juxtaposition of architectural drawings and bold hand-drawn colors created fantastic, detailed, abstract constructs. What a wonderful way to illustrate architectural drawings, and bring to life photographs. The collages, done by hand, using cutouts, colored pencils and paint had a physical presence, a texture that a purely digital (photoshopped) images invariably lack.
I am inspired to create some more collages of my own and…can’t wait for the book
Click on an image to enlarge.
Posted in Acrylic, art,poetry,writing, Design, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Pastel, tagged asian-inspired floral design, butterfly, Drawing, Graphic Design, painting, wynn design on June 16, 2010 | 5 Comments »
My client gave me this card and asked me to create a composition based on the flower/butterfly graphics.
I first mixed in the colors for the purple background my client wanted, then drew the graphic motifs with black grease pencil, went over with white pastels, only to realize that the black was not going to be easily cleaned at the end. So I had to wash away all the black lines, and lost most of the white drawing. I used the second drawing as a basis for the painting.
Got out my pastels today after a long, long time.
I have a wonderful book on pastels bought when I used to have a studio, but no time to do art:/ Time to dig it up, experiment, and get messy.
I have been on a ‘fruit’ roll lately, and here is a poem on vegetables. I have been toying with the idea of making this blog into an (almost) daily offering of art, accompanied by a poem or quote (art and poetry being ‘my thing’, as they say), along with the occasional writing and random posts. What do you think? Is consistency inherently good, and does a ‘theme’ make a blog stronger? The poems would be the ‘dream’ part of SketchBloom. Are poems dreams? Oh My, I am starting to sound like the Log Lady form Twin Peaks!
Anyways, few months ago ‘Writers’ Almanac’ , on NPR , featured a poem titled ‘ Vegetable Love’.
I ran into ‘ Vegetable Love in Texas‘, which contains some lines resonating with my current state of mind.
So here is for serendipity.
Vegetable Love in Texas
by Carol Coffee Reposa
Texas Poetry Calendar: 2008
There are two things
Money can’t buy:
Love and homegrown tomatoes.
I pick them carefully.
They glow in my hands, shimmer
Beneath their patina of warm dust
Perhaps they are.
Summer here is a crucible
That melts us down
The sky a sheet of metal
Baking cars, houses, streets.
Out in the country
Shrivels into artifacts.
A desiccated cache
Of shredded life.
Farmers study archeology
In limp straw hats.
But still I have
This feeble harvest,
Serendipity in red:
Red like a favorite dress,
Warm like a dance,
Lush like a kiss long desired,
Firm like a vow, the hope of rain.