Tuesday, October 30, 2012

human relationships

since i set up my new studio, i have been working on some black and white drawings. for these, i start with a few central points and let lines grow outward until they form bigger and bigger shapes, and eventually start to meet and influence each other. for me this mirrors, among other things, the experience of human relationships. when i begin these drawings, i imagine that each point represents a person, and the lines that grow out are their experiences, their personalities, their lives. these drawings are a way for me to explore how people affect and adapt to those closest to them, and how intricately our interactions are woven together.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Festival Anonymous: Bucerias, Mexico

In January I am going to Bucerias, Mexico to paint at Festival Anonymous, a two-day art and music festival in the Bay of Banderas. This will be my first time to Mexico and I can't wait to see what happens.

Today's blog post:

Molly Rose Freeman

Molly Rose Freeman
North Carolina, USA
I’ve been painting murals for almost two years. For me it’s the best way–to be outside, to have all the elements of nature and people and the city around you. Getting to take a flat wall and make it breathe, to electrify something that was invisible–you can’t beat that. I try to pay attention to what’s around me–the sounds, the currents, the light, everything–and then let the wall tell me where it wants to go. And do my best not to get in the way! I use basic geometric shapes so they can become anything, move any way they want. I don’t know what the wall will look like really until the very end. It’s exciting to be surprised, to make something without fully understanding what you’re making. That’s the magic.
He estado pintando murales hace casi dos años. Para mí es la mejor manera – para estar afuera, para tener todos los elementos de la naturaleza y la gente y  la ciudad a su alrededor. Llegar a tener una pared plana y hacerlo respirar, para electrificar algo que era invisible – no se puede superar eso. Trato de prestar atención a lo que me rodea – los sonidos, las corrientes, la luz, todo – y luego dejar que la pared me dice dónde quiere ir. Y hago mi mejor esfuerzo a no estorbar! Yo uso las formas geométricas básicas, para que puedan convertirse en cualquier cosa, mueva cualquier manera que deseen. No sé como la pared se verá realmente hasta el final. Es emocionante ser sorprendido, para hacer algo sin entender completamente lo que estás haciendo. Esa es la magia.

Friday, October 26, 2012

"love triangle"

"love triangle," new limited edition prints (run of fifty) now available on my shop
this comes from a series i've been working on inspired by personal relationships--how people become intertwined and adapt to those close to them.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

new website + amazing crystal video

business first: my newly redesigned website is up. www.mollyrosefreeman.com.

every couple of weeks i go on internet research binges, and most of the time i'm looking for what's new and good in the world of microscope imagery. today i found this gem which is worth the full 10 minutes if you're in the mood to focus on something other than what you were doing. natural psychadelia in action!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Living Walls video + photos

A Wall's Story from virginie kippelen on Vimeo.

Above is a video by Virginie Drujon-Kippelen, a photographer that I got to know when she photographed Living Walls for the New York Times.

Below are some of my favorite photos from Living Walls by Dustin Chambers.