aThis semester is one that I hope to be extremely productive during. The concepts and ideas are flowing, and I know I cannot do it all, but I hope to do much more than others expect of me. Also, I am aiming for my works to be more intentionally loose or formal.
If a piece is supposed to be tight and formal, I want it to reach that goal, and vice-versa. Which means I have to consider and address what factors affect that goal. Joining Dallas Makerspace is one such addressing measure I have taken.
This spring I have a goal to begin producing a collection of smaller pieces, more videos, and more photography in order to have more works which will be more practical to submit to calls for art.
Work I have already begun will produce two large sculptural pieces, and two smaller sculptures, one video, and one graphic piece. There might be a couple of other smaller pieces, as I am allowing myself to occasionally be distracted toward something, some medium that seems to present itself as an opportunity. The graphic piece is an example of that. As I was sketching out ideas, one particular investigation of a tessellating pattern and the iconography that I am introducing came together in an unexpected way. And so I will attempt to create a formal piece of work based on that sketch. Then, in the summer, I have two paintings, another video and, some photographs I will complete.
Ultimately, I am pursuing this degree in order to develop the thinking that will result in my ability to create interesting and thought or conversation inspiring works. The degree is not the thing.