Thursday, November 18, 2010
Beehive print, Belgium
Check out my sweet garage studio. When the drier is on, I even have heat in there.
I'm stuck at home this semester, waiting tables to pay for my spring semester abroad and generally feeling bad for myself. I got the idea for this print while sadly scrolling through my photos of Ghent, Belgium and enriching my mind with an episode of "Millionaire Matchmaker".
Somewhere in my self-pity, I began thinking about what I gained from traveling this summer. I like this idea of looking at traveling as a way of collecting imagery for my art. I used my souvenirs as motifs for this beehive pattern.
I am submitting this one to a local art show, hence the frame. The $10 K-Mart frame totally makes it look legit though, right?
I had traveled to Ghent mostly to see the altarpiece and ended up really loving the city. It's just such a weird place.
I found a pet market/concert in the former socialist workers' square. It was an odd combination.
This is the graffiti street, their attempt to limit vandalism in the city.
The highlight of my stay in Ghent was the Folklore Museum.
It's just a museum about everyday people, which is such a cool idea. Museums are aloof. They're full of history, full of culture, full of big, important things that don't have much to do with your life. This is a museum monumentalizing the stuff important to individual lives-- communion dresses, vacation photos, alarm clocks.