Saturday, June 12, 2010
Episode 1: Self-Reflexive (Works)
Artist: Lindsey Smolensky
"A friend of mine feels and speaks of her Grandmother almost exactly the way I feel and speak about my Great-Grandmother. Her stories always warm me, so I chose to paint a portrait of my friend's Grandmother, "Neena.""
Artist: Jennifer Mathis
"My husband, Chris."
Artist: Rhonda Rubin
"Inspired by my friend, Tim, whose home and work life intermingle, yet he manages to keep all his balls in the air."
Artist: Susannah Perry
Hours in the Kitchen: "My grandmother was, among many other things, a caterer. And her kitchen is where we spent the majority of our time together. More often than not, by the end of the night, it was just the two of us and we were a mess. These are some of my favorite memories of her, glasses askew, covered in flour, cake batter and whatever other projects had happened that day."
Artist: Becky Cochrane
"I don't watch much TV, but I do have a favorite soap opera and a favorite soap villain. This is my fourth attempt at drawing him. I think he's classically handsome, with a strong jaw, piercing eyes and a square chin. He could be a hero, but those looks make him even more enticing as a bad boy."
*Click on the boombox to play*
Artist/Composer: Josh Newton
"It's a piece that I wrote for my wife, Jen. I tried to give it a noble or strong character, with a hint of melancholy which Jen said she really understood. I also wanted to try to play on her love of music boxes, and bring that into the piece. Not an entire portrait of who she is, but certainly one little aspect of her."
Artist: Sean Kramer
"This is my boyfriend, Joey. During our photo shoot, I was trying to portray the fun and serious sides of him, but here all I see is him looking into my soul."
Artist: Brad Dumm
"This is my partner Jose - we went out to the park last weekend and took pictures while we walked (you'll see his camera in his hand, too). Jose always has such a great attitude and is perpetually happy. I think he is totally inspirational. I wish I could be more like this."
Posted by Smoness at 5:09 AM