Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Interesting Animals

 I asked my painting students to create stylized animals based on photos of real animals. These three gems were produced by my best students. I was not even close to being this talented in middle school:
Super Bird!

Punk Bird

Mer-Cougar or Cougar-Maid, if you prefer.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Lee Freidlander

Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) was the photographer that really made me turn toward photography versus drawing and painting in my art major. I really connected with his images; they felt familiar and accessible. His body of work is extensive and versatile. I like the way he looks at things. He is still working; making photographs, publishing books, and exhibiting his work around the country. Ian and I had the opportunity to see a huge Friedlander exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art back in 2008 and it was incredible. I thought I'd share a few amazing Friedlander photographs, enjoy:

From the body of work "America by Car"
Newark, New Jersey
Strange Days II

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Rushing Water

Milcreek Canyon, Bleak Winter Day