The second reason is that I always said during college (where I was an art and sociology double major, mind you), that I would have time to make work once I wasn’t in art classes anymore (you understand this is ironic/moronic, but a serious statement, if you are/ever have been an art student). But then I started working. But then I realized my lunch breaks didn’t require me to actually eat (hello college life again) so instead I make things. And for me, a two day drawing like some people you see on deviant art just isn’t a real concept. I make my stuff in 30 minutes or less (like your average restaurant, I guess). Plus I have discovered that I don’t want/need to hold myself back from making random “shit” just because I know (think?) it’s not going to be my best work. As good ol’ emilyvanhoff‘s potato print reminds me: Make shit! (Hannah Snow‘s blog updates also made me a bit jealous and wanting to make random things as well like my margins of all my notebooks from soc. classes tells you I used to)
So first comes the crap I made as a result of my maniac laughter (hence the update to the last post with the inclusion of a PoMo election campaign speech). A long time ago (hardly… it was like 2 years ago), Rowley Kennerk told us about a review of a show in which the work was referred to as a PoMo nightmare (post-modern)… and really, I don’t know if a post modern nightmare would be good or bad, but I decided to make something hilarious out of it.
It features a simple drawing of Marcel Duchamp’s The Fountain (1917) which is sort of seen as the posterchild for PoMo art (and kind of a nightmare in itself to some art theorists) I used Helvetica typeface to draw out PoMo (because what good PoMo doesn’t love a little helvetica in their life) and based the nightmare font off of the Tim Burton movie A Nightmare before Christmas (I’ve been watching it, one, but two, sort of like PoMo nightmare… the movie causes you to wonder if it really was a bad or a good thing)
Second, a semi-update for my project: (I say semi because I haven’t uploaded four of them)
I’m a little less bum-tastic.