Monday, December 26, 2005

I Wish I'd Thought of This


I really wanna go lingerie shopping now. Happy Chanukah to me?

Monday, December 19, 2005


1. I am now an official college graduate. B.A. in Art History from American University.

2. Box Magazine will feature my doll pictures in their next issue, which comes out Thursday, Dec. 22. You can download it here.

That's it for now. I'm off to decompress for a while.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005


The place where I have my prints made (very Mapplethorpe-ian, long story) has suddenly refused to make prints for me any more because they feel the content of my work is "inappropriate". It's not like my work is suddenly illegal--I have model release forms and I can prove they're all over 18. All of my prints, including pictures of blowjobs and girls in the throws of an orgasm, were made there. I would be happy to go down there and show them their lovely handiwork. And, need be, I'd be happy to show them the framed prints, too. They have sharp corners. And glass. Nothing can go wrong when an irate artist has access to sharp metal and glass shards, right?

If you needed an excuse to go to Detroit in the middle of February...

In case you're somewhat masochistic and want to go someplace really, really cold, you could go to Dirty Detroit 2006. It's an erotica/erotic art festival being held "Valentine's Day Weekend". Looking at their website, it actually seems pretty nifty. Given that V-Day is on Tuesday, I suspect they mean the weekend before. My boyfriend's birthday is the 12th, so I will be in LA celebrating with him, but if someone goes, please take lots of pictures and have a blast, no pun intended.

Oh, I have work in there, too. "Licked". It's a picture of a blowjob.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Ok, I Lied

I'll be posting. I just won't be responding. Not yet, at least. I will, however, be taking bets on Alexandra vs. JT.

In other news, it looks like Jack Rasmussen at my soon-to-be alma mater (AU's Katzen) is either plotting to show this in the spring, or has already scheduled it.

So, is this before or after the student show that I hope to GOD I'll be included in?

On Pause

I've decided I just need to stop with this for a while until Dec. 20, which is the day after my last final exam, when all my papers have been completed. I'm just very, very busy. But, after the 20th, I'll be a free woman, and I'll get back to posting. But I want to thank everyone for responding. I just like hearing what other people have to say. I'll try and respond when I'm done with everything. And I may or may not pull a Bailey with that political question and essentially write yet one more art history essay.--it's certainly a rather pregnant concept.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Political Art

James Panero attacked the Whitney for it's inclusion of politically-charged art in it's upcoming Biennial. Kriston Capps agrees. Surprise, surprise. Capps writes, "First, OK, he's right. Politically oriented art—the political art I've seen over the last few years, almost without exception—has been snide, sneering, didactic, transparent, self congratulatory, self satisfied, at times bathetic, more often punny, almost always formulaic. Political art has never really shaken the design roots of its cast and bears, if not a similar appearance to propaganda, at least the same byte-sized message format."

I'm in the middle of my last term paper as a college student, so I can't write the full diatribe I'd like to. Nonetheless, here are two brief comments which, for the time being, will serve the same purpose.

1. You may not like policial art, but art history, cultural evolution, and society would not be where it is today without it. Yes, it's self-serving, but so is blogging, and your pissy post is a fantastic example of that. Besides, who said art needed to serve anyone other than the artist? Political art, or any art that pushes buttons, exemplifies freedom of expression. Political art can let someone speak their mind, and encourage others to do so. We need it. But more importantly, political art gets people to think, which, as far as I'm concerned, is the marking of good art. Art is one of the only boundry-less mediums in existence, and to promote this idea that art cannot or should not reflect polticial ideas or ideals systematically dismantles art--you're detroying it.

2. Uh, "Guernica"? Ring any bells?

Friday, December 02, 2005

Question: Weddings and Art

Wedding photos can be artfully taken. I get PDN, I've seen their wedding issues. But are wedding photos art? Should wedding photographers be considered artists? Thoughts?