Work up at Cellar Wine Lounge in Huntsville, tx. If you are in the area stop by and get a glass! Work is up until May 6th.
Marched with friends today in support of science. If you are confused as to why scientists and people in science based fields marched today this sums it up perfectly:
"“We are at a critical juncture. Science is under attack,” said Cara Santa Maria, a science communicator who is one of several emcees of the four-hour rally that kicked off at 10 a.m. “The very idea of evidence and logic and reason is being threatened by individuals and interests with the power to do real harm.”
Science creates jobs, halts disease, refines technology and technique. It is the very pulse of progress.
I am doing what I can to curb disastrous decision making. I've voted, signed petitions, emailed/called reps, I figure showing up to marches adds to numbers and numbers seem to count. Peaceful protest is one of the most American things you can do.
Some may think a demonstration is silly but standing in a crowd of thousands of people who share a view or many views in common is a powerful experience. I look around and am like "look you aren't alone. All these people are just as concerned as you". Its comforting.
It was wonderful to be a part of Texas WCA's inaugural Vignette Art Fair! It was held in the beautiful Women's Museum Building in Dallas tx. Can't wait till next year. :)
Areas for Action @ Diverseworks Houston 2015
I was as prepared as I possibly could have been for my Graduate MFA Thesis proposal for Blaffer. I think the meeting went really well thanks to all the advice from other artists who'd been through it. One of the things I love about art is the community around it, and our willingness to help each other.
Just now updated my work on here. I'm in my 3rd and final year of grad school. It flew by super quick. I can't believe that my thesis show is in less than 7 months. That is terrifying. I got a new studio on campus! its almost 3 times as big as the last studio. I could do cartwheels in it.
Any way take a look at the updated work and let me know what you think!
Salt has been exceptionally important to humans for thousands of years. Salt's ability to preserve food was a foundation of civilization. It helped to eliminate the dependence on the seasonal availability of food and it allowed travel over long distances. It was valued trade item to the point of being considered a form of currency by certain peoples. Salt was used in blessing ceremonies. It was also used as a weapon by the Roman's on their enemies farm land. In Spain and in the Spanish Empire, salt was poured onto the land owned by a convicted traitor after his house was demolished. Now salt is almost universally accessible, relatively cheap. My work revolves around objects largely. So I plan to start small and get more ambitious as I go.
in the photos below I’ve included photos of my containers, glue, and process.
Also just for fun check out "we can pickle that" from Portlandia