Wrap It Up Box - watch more funny videos I find myself writing this in the margin of my notes a lot lol. With generous amounts of underlining. (Watch)
UC Riverside Arts Building
So considering I spend about 80% of my time here, I decided to research into the architecture of the UCR Arts building since it is clearly the only ‘unique’ piece of architecture on campus. I also personally love the modern design and geometric lines. The Arts building was completed in 1998 and was designed by the architect Frank Israel. I found this article about him that stated: ...
I miss my little homie <3 Guinea pigs are my favorite.
Start Talking - UCR Senior Thesis Exhibition 2010
The UCR Senior Thesis Exhibition for the graduating Art students opened tonight at the California Museum of Photography in downtown Riverside. Everything looked so good on the gallery walls! I was impressed. Swing by if you have the chance, it’s open until June 12th. Some pictures I took at the opening: Eddie Rico Ashley Schudar NuRi Kim Wade Kan Jane Kang Ada Ahn ...
My parents in front of the piece by Su-Chen Hung!
Wake up call
Saw this slide half a year ago and almost cried. Even asked Erika to e-mail it to me so I could have it as a reminder to work harder. Good thing I got over those fears quickly :) It’s amazing how much progress can be made in a few months. Oh yeah, this linoleum tile piece is by Barbara Kruger.
I can’t believe you! This song is a...
I passed my senior preliminary thesis review today! I think this has been my most productive quarter and the most happy I’ve been thus far regarding my art and personal progress. I finally feel like I’m doing something I really love and am excited about! Each professor had different ideas to share but they agreed that I need to work on things like larger scale and more found...
Grass is greener...
Speaking of nature, I went to class today and was surprised by this incognito piece that appeared in the lab! The tables, counters and stools were all covered with slabs of grass! Literally bringing nature inside and making a serious comment on how little time we spend enjoying the outdoors of course. The grass IS greener in the Arts building lol. Love it!
Watched a documentary on this amazing artist Andy Goldsworthy who creates art entirely out of nature. Each piece he makes is temporary and gradually erodes over time. Sometimes they are swept up by tides or wind, which is incredibly beautiful. The pictures definitely do not do his work justice.
Sun City, CA
I went to this thrift store in Sun City yesterday morning to search for some interesting patterns to use in my sculptures. The area itself was not all too beautiful but I did find some great items. The thrift store I went to has this deal on Saturdays where they give you a plastic bag and whatever you can fit into the bag costs $5 total. I ended up purchasing 28 items for $10! I HAD to...
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Su-Chen Hung "My Friends"
Artist Su-Chen Hung’s press release for an installation inspired by my parents at the SOMArts Gallery in San Francisco. Currently on display! My Friends (2010) – “My friends, Yee-Ping and her husband, Wei, have been very supportive of my art over the years. In acknowledgement of their support, I have recycled hundreds of commonplace objects, all of which were donated by them for my...
So we livin’ life like a video Where the sun is always out And you never...
Trip was a success even though I am trained to sleep at 10 pm and wake up at 6/7 am. Nearly missed Saturday night by sleeping in!
Design layout I’m currently working on. Business side of the arts. Front of the mullet ;)
Some recent thesis work! On the terribly trashed studio wall and taken on my low quality camera phone.. excellent!
Las Vegas State of Mind
Ready for the weekend.
I Miss My Mommy!
Throwback: Paris 2007 - Arc de Triomphe Didn’t get to celebrate Mother’s Day because my mom is still in Shanghai. I keep sending her lame e-mails of which she probably responds to 1 out of 4 haha. Sigh.
Jeffrey & Renee Around the World
http://jeffreyandreneearoundtheworld.blogspot.com/ My Godparents as they travel around the world in their single engine plane. I hope to be able to do something like this in the future!
My patience has been rather short the last 2 days… HAHAHA. Guess I won’t be calling up AT&T today or bitching at some people. Woosah.
Culver City Galleries
Also yesterday: First stop was Honor Fraser Gallery in Culver City, then we walked down the street and explored about 10 other galleries in the area. I finally brought my camera AND memory card at the same time! Current exhibition at Honor Fraser is Robert Lazzarini “Guns, Knives, and Brass Knuckles”. The sculptures were forced perspective (warped) and they made me kind of dizzy...
Yesterday: Hour long talk with the artist Nathan Redwood about his art practice and paintings that are up at Michael Kohn Gallery. He developed some unique techniques that manipulate acrylic paint in crazy ways. A few close ups of his work, lovely: I dig this little green dude:
All Pink Everything
1. I finally stuffed that donut skin I made years ago that’s been chillin around my room. Inspired by Heidi Kenney/Kid Robot. 2. I get weird looks when I walk to class with a giant pink “tool box” which is actually all my oil paints and supplies.
Cinco de Mayo
Only because I love tacos with all my heart lol <3
Taiwanese Cold Noodles
The perfect warm weather meal! Cold noodles + spicy sesame peanut garlic sauce + julienned cucumbers + shredded chicken = NOM NOM. Taiwanese style simple foods are my fav.
Pictures taken from Jackson! Thanks! On Saturday we went on a class field trip to UCSD to view the Stuart Collection of 16 site-specific sculptures on their campus. Each one was created by a well known artist who does not usually work in the context of site-specificity. They artists were chosen by UCSD to pick a space on campus and propose an idea for that location. Here are some of the...
Flower design I made for Christine’s graduation cap. She wanted me to help come up with some ideas. Apparently I am overestimating her artistic skills LOL!
Feels like insomnia-ah-ah
So excited to work on my projects I can’t even fall asleep.
Oil paintings in progress. There are 5 total in the series. Lunch! Pesto alfredo spaghetti with corn, spinach, cracked pepper, fresh basil, and 6 blend Italian cheese + Riesling with melon!
Some photos my father sent me from his current trip to China! I wish I could travel right now. He included some of our family history which is something I don’t usually hear much about. He titled each photograph wonderfully too :) “I took two days to visit Guizhou in central China to go back to the town where grandfather left great grand father in 1949 when he had to go with...