This semester is really chaotic!!! We’re all up in that learning Maya and Toonboom business. And we’re designing an entire cast of characters for a show and building an actual sculpture of our main character… I sleep instead of posting.
But I miss you guys. I don’t even have the time to go through your blogs and gush over your nice artwork while beating myself up about not having your skills.
Here’s some funky art love anyway. We’ll stay strong and make it through this chaos!!!!
Well, you’know, there are those ties when you think: I love it, it’s the best thing I’ve ever made!!! And then a few hours later you’re like: this should have been over a few hours ago. Yeah. So I stopped here, cauz it could have gone for EVER!!! for ever…. for ever…
This is Kumiho Ciconiidae! She is a godess. Unfortunately, she was born really ugly. Because of this, the people of the world fear her. Often Kumiho is reminded of her unholy appearance as she faces constant disrespect. She spends her days doing godly tasks to redeem her status despite the hardship she faces in doing so.
Today a friend of mine, H.L. Fatnassi , who holds the blog Azur’s Artistic Endeavors managed to get me out of the house in ‘the early day!’ (I won’t specify what time that actually was) We went to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, to check out the archeology and world cultures exhibit. I had never been to that part of the national collection, but I’m so happy H.L. took me. I learned soooo much! It totally broadened my understanding of what art is and how to approach it. I was never really into African art. I had always somewhat perceived it as decorative , for some reason. ( I know, I feel bad.) None the less… When we walked into that room it was completely different. All these shapes and textures and patterns… I was completely blown away! Now… this is where it gets to the point where I have to confess my bias. The first thing that caught my eye in the exhibit was this gurunsi antelope mask from Burkina Faso in the early XXth century. … It looks just like a Deku Scrub from Zelda 64: Ocarina of time! I was in awe! Holy Sh*t! Zelda was based on african art! I’m sold. As of now…. I will try harder to see things for what they are, and not be blinded by my unfounded misconceptions of what things are supposed to be. **level up!**