Makeshift board to keep a constant eye to see what needs to happen:
It has been quite awhile, but my head's been down and I've been creating new pieces to bring back with me to the states and to exhibit at this year's (da-da-duh-dahhh) P-Noise Festival in Copenhagen!
The P-Noise Festival is an exciting culmination of film, dance, performance, and visual art all brought together to celebrate Filipino culture in a contemporary-cross-borders way. We're featuring artists from the Philippines and from in and around Denmark & Scandinavia. I'm also on the Gallery team, so I've gotten firsthand experience of how awesome and powerful this year's work is.
I'll post the images for the festival later, once I get proper images taken...soooo excited!
I've been experimenting a bit with embroidery in paper, rather than fabric. This, hopefully, will give me more ability to control my ink linework. The process feels a bit like lithography (as weird as that may sound) because action has to be deliberate and planned, but there is space for flux after each layer or move.
Taking an old collage and seeing where future abstractions will lead.
Babies are stretched. It's times like last night I miss having an air staple gun handy. Now, I'm going to let these pieces breathe for a moment, so I can soak in everything that's happening in a different perspective. It's time to find some solutions for the last stitches and strokes!
Using a less permanent way to figure out the solution to this piece.
Today I realized that a year has past working consistently on these pieces. There's so much work ahead with embroidery being such a slow process, but I can (have to) see the end near!
Working on some fill ideas while supporting Josh and the CPH Rollin Heartbreakers over in a tournament in Malmö.
As a way to keep me moving, reacting, drawing and processing, I decided to merge my sketchbook with a blog. I was nervous about posts being super visually literal, some being completely cryptic, but then I thought about the first thing I wrote in my brand new sketchbook post-college: 'no excuses'. I even trashed the scrap paper I took out to draw a fingernail to plan out this first post. So, let's see what happens.
I plan on keeping writing to a minimum. This will probably be the most I type out, but change is sometimes inevitable.