Saturday, January 18, 2014

Can you even here me??

 Yes, I know I spelled hear the wrong way in the title! But I did it on purpose. Well actually to tell you the truth it was more of a Freudian slip (psych class word!!!). In my top drawing you can probably see that I have the wrong hear as well. That was me being an idiot. But when I finally realized my mistake, I liked it. It seems like that simple question is becoming more complex. Can you hear me?  Do you even know that I'm here? Do I matter to you at all?

These two drawings are based off the same theme. I drew the one on bottom first, but decided that it would be deeper if you only saw the lips. The premise of these drawings is that a lot of times I feel ignored. Mainly because when I talk people stop listening. They tune me out, or start talking to someone else, or sometimes even walk away. I even had a friend once who would tell me "I'm not listening anymore." As you can imagine, this made me feel very unimportant. Which is a very hard thing to feel.  Not in the sense that its a lot of work, but in the sense that it takes a toll on you. It's depressing is basically what I'm trying to say.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Build Bridges Not Walls!

"I'm beginning to think walls are a very unhealthy thing...."

"Walls to keep the sadness out also keep out the joy...."

Many people build walls. Not to keep others out, but to see who cares enough to break them down. I am coming forward now, and admitting that I am one of those people. I built a wall around my mind so high, I thought it would never fall. But now brick by brick its coming down. The problem is if you build your walls without any support, the higher they get, the less sturdy they become. And the walls kept tumbling down in the city that we love...(guess the song).

Anyway this is a picture of my brain behind a wall. As you can see, there is someone at the wall. I haven't decided if he/she is knocking or waving yet, so I'll let you decide. Either way this person is trying to get my attention. It is often thought that people will keep building walls even after someone tries to break them down. We get scared of getting hurt, or hurting somebody else. But the thing is. We have to at least try to break down these walls, and let people in. Because if we don't, people will become tired of trying to break down the walls people will begin to give up and walk away.

So in the wise words of Joseph Campbell "Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you, where there were once only walls."

Monday, January 6, 2014



Images in this Mirror may be distorted by socially constructed ideas of "Beauty." 

This piece of art was inspired by Ms. Kiick's Art x3= U project.  Unfortunately I did not have any partners in crime to help me with this project, like the kids in her class. However I was only able to answer questions #1. I do not consider this piece of work complete, as if i had more supplies I would like to add more to it.

In the first question that I answered, Ms. Kiick asks: "How does the media influence what we do or who we become?" Personally, I believe that the media has a very strong affect on people, even at a very young age. The best advertisements determine which product you chose; a kids favorite actor/actress becomes their role model; and the appearance of celebrities become a young persons obsession to be just like them. I use generic terms, because unlike what most people think girls are not the only people effected by the need to look "beautiful." Boys also struggle with the way they look. This is something I've struggled with, looking at the people in magazines and on tv and thinking that I wish I could be that pretty or skinny. That being said, when I think of how the media influences who we become I think of the many girls and boys out there who try so hard to become like their idols. Therefore the silhouette in the mirror could be anyone. A girl, boy, kid, adult, famous or not. Everyone is influenced by the media, even those in it.