Saturday, May 31, 2008

Endure Fort

design that i vectored last night in illustrator. i have a lot to add to give it some originality. it's the Lindsay family crest of Scotland (which is my family). I want to add some thistles or blue bells but I am terrible at vectoring flowers in illustrator so we'll see what happens with it...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

i miss the darkroom

i miss the look of film photography so much that i have decided to start recreating my digital prints to give them the "feel" of a darkroom print...

unfortunately, the toxic smell of the darkroom and the dull brown fix stains on all of my clothing don't come along with layering textures and dropping opacities in photoshop. dang it.

Monday, May 12, 2008

A Few Things..

playlist for a stranger:

i did a digital photography tutorial:

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Un Chien Andalou

So, maybe I'm a little slow up on the uptake... but today in my Art History II class my instructor was discussing Salvador Dali. Although Dali has always really intrigued me with his art work, I've never really taken the time to delve myself into his life and other works. As we were picking apart "The Persistence of Memory", Dali's most recognizable piece of art, and deciding what it truly meant we got on the topic of how it may portray the complexity of dream, perception of reality, time, birth, death and even sexual desire. I suppose this is something that Dali was very fascinated with, because he focuses on it throughout the majority of his work. That's when my instructor mention a silent film Dali collaborated on entitled "Un Chien Andalou" (An Andalusian Dog). I recognized the title instantly - those are the lines from one of my most favorite Pixies songs: "Debaser".

Maybe you knew... but I certainly did not. And I found it so interesting that the entire song is based of the events that occur within this short film. The film, might I add, is very impressive -- and dark. Dali definitely knows how to use the shock factor. If you haven't seen the film, I posted it below. (I also posted a clip from YouTube that has Debaser playing along with it)

(btw. it was impossible to find the film on youtube without someone laying some terrible music they made over it.. this was the best i could come up with)

and one more thing i found that was humorous today...

Bush and "The White Washing".