Today was the last day of the semester for my Very First Painting Class Ever. Here are the last few projects I worked on:
[which you may remember was based on Huernia sp. by f.arais]
#3: Landscape with tree
#4: Self portrait
I didn’t quite finish this, though I did add in a nose today.
#5 was Toy from five angles but I never got around to choosing an object, much less starting on the painting. I feel reasonably accomplished nonetheless, I completed ten or so paintings over the semester, which is about ten more paintings than I’ve ever done and they’re not the worst things ever.
Friday: Chad DJing at an art opening at juliestea.com. He played a bunch of world/electro stuff and attracted quite a bit of attention from some older ladies. One of them slipped him her card at the end of the night. He said she made him feel uncomfortable. I said, welcome to being a woman.
Bendicion Para un Mojado or Blessing for a Wetback 2009
by Viviana (Viva) Paredes
"This wall sculpture meant to give blessings to the immigrant traveler and to honor the many lives lost crossing borders in the quest for survival. The concept is influenced by the practice of the Tibetan prayer wheel but instead of Buddhist sacred text, the cylinders are etched with the ubiquitous freeway sign of a family running. The vessels are filled with medicinal herbs which are meant to address some of the many issues they face on their journey. Flor de Tila for heart ache, Arnica to comfort their physical pains, Cempasuchil to address their susto or fear, Flor de Jamaica for their change in diet and a mixture of Laurel leaves, Rosemary and Chili to help ward off Mal Ojo or evil eye from those trying to stop them from entering."
From Ofrendas para los Muertos-from Oakland, with love
Curated by Rachel-Anne Palacios