Sunday, November 18, 2007

Re-thinking, Re-doing, Re-working. . .

As it turns out, graduating from college means you start reinventing yourself. I think Jerry and Ann can probably agree with me on this.

Once you have your BFA show, its as if that body of work, that thought process is over. As much as you try and go back and tie off loose ends, it doesn't seem to work. Everything starts changing pretty rapidly with you just trying to catch up and make art that reflects what is going on.

Yet, I know I am in a place that is beautiful and new and strange all at the same time. I don't have anyone to make me make anything (One reason we started this blog.) Still I know my life doesn't feel right without using my ability to create. I get to start over knowing I've already succeeded and I have other great artists
to support me. (thank you peers, students, teachers, professionals, etc.) That, my blog readers, is really wonderful and something to take advantage of.

So, here is our blog as alumni of Murray State's Art Dept.
I am really excited to see how things progress.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

My Show In New York!

By Ann Flowers

I just got back from New York. The NIU Grad students had a show in Brooklyn at the Pearl Street Gallery. The Show went really well and I enjoyed my first trip to New York. I got to see Kara Walker's work at the Whitney. That was amazing! I'll post pics as soon as i figure it out...

I don't know what I'm doing

"Dancing till the Grub Departs," 2007
prismacolor pencils. graphite, relief ink and paper lithography

Jerry Phillips

note: The first semester of graduate school and I have no clue what I'm doing. So, I have started to just make stuff, hoping a direction will be discovered and I can go back to seriously making work.