Well, its been weeks, no months since i last posted any thing to my blog. I'm now living in Syracuse NY attending Grad school. I enjoy having all this time to work on my art, speaking of 'the work' it has change somewhat. I am still talking about race and gender, but now the work is more in your face and has some attitude. I think people take for granted the time they have in grad school to really push their work. I will not lose this moment to excel. Here is where the boundaries should be blurred and you should plow through and see what come out the other end. I have taken this advice and i am moving forward with my practice. I just wrote this quote on the wall of my studio... I am only one, but i am one. I cannot do everything, but i can do something. And I will not let what i cannot do interfere with what i can do.
It's a little nerve racking anytime you have to start new work, but i find it very difficult to go back to a old style of doing work. I think the best thing about being a artists is the ability to see all work as beautiful and valid. I'm doing a special project using my old style of painting, it's daunting because i haven't worked in this style for several years. My drawing needs work ... let's hope the underpainting can fix any other problems.
Works by Austin artist Deborah Roberts. These images serve as a conduit through which a dialogue between the idea of inclusion, consumption and subjectivity is established. Roberts sees this as crucial to understanding gender in relationship to otherness