I am sorry to say I was not present for the last class walking field trip. My disgust with Izumi, as well as a steadily rising fever, kept me occupied at home. From the reports I've heard, as well as the number of instagram posts I was witness to on that particular day, I understand 1708 had an amazing show. I am sorely disappointed I didn't get to see it.
I'll have to go back a little further for my art experience post. A month or two ago, our class took a walking field trip to see Natasha Boudin’s show at the Visual Arts center.
I really liked a lot of her work. I was especially drawn to the three moths in left hand room. I thought he uniqueness of her mar of her lines, as well as the use of this sort of, muddied assortment of combined bright colors marked each moth striking. I have thought out her work often recently as I've questioned how I can effectively use color in my pen illustrations. And I could only hope to ever have such a beautiful pen mark! The quality of her lines as stayed with.
[The pen work in the moth pieces also reminded me of the penwork on the distorted elderly man in Izumi’s most recent piece. It's cool to see how an outside artist might have influenced...]
I was not a fan of the sculptural piece that engulfed the gallery spaces though. Because it had been digitally laser printed cut out, i thought the lines lacked the beautiful quality the pen on paper[or even the smaller paper cut outs ] allowed for in her other pieces. I thought the way it used the space was interesting but I wish it preserved the raw feel of her other work.e
I'm excited to continue the evolution of her work going forward!