I am a withering crop with my sun
being the mental asylum lighting of either the printmaking lab or the fabrics room, my soil being campus grounds/the sofa in the art department and my water being a cough I have had for 3 weeks.
WELCOME TO HELL WEEK 2010!!!
Okay maybe I am exaggerating with that first metaphor, but let's put it this way: the last 72 hours of my life have been spent in the art building. Coughing. Printmaking. Hand Sewing. Gluing. Coughing. Getting Sore. Dying a little on the inside. Wearing the same outfit to school.
"Carmen, please get some rest this weekend," my mom told me over the phone today.
I wish! Too bad I still have my entire printmaking portfolio, a fabrics final, two art history exams (grade-dependent!) and the Beyond Borders juried art competition to submit to! All of which must be done by this weekend. I even have to postpone taking Kyle's (Hunting Hat) band photos. Boooooooo!
Well, here are the current fruits of my labor/indentured servitude:
Lil' Kim T-Bone Steak Photo Lithograph print
I contacted MEATPAPER magazine with these pictures. They were interested. Woo!
Katazome Pieces for Fibers/Fabrics class
The second piece's mosaic in the middle was done with broken mirror pieces I found in my alleyway. Everything is hand-stitched...I've never sewn until now.
Lauryn Hill as Queen of The Mic Hand-Drawn Lithograph print
By the time I finished tracing the layers and maneuvering around minor problems, it was 4:30 a.m. so the quality of the prints themselves are not what I wanted. They will have to do for critique but will be redone for the final portfolio.
And for dramatic effect, a sublime film starring Lauryn Hill: