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Drawings in Progress

Indias Bravas #1 by Dorothy Santos, 8" x 11", Pen, marker, ink, and watercolor, 2010
Indias Bravas by Dorothy Santos, 23" x 30", Pen, marker, ink, acrylic, and watercolor, 2010

The Working in Series studio class with artist Pamela Lanza at the UC Berkeley Extension through the Art and Design program was one of the most wonderful experiences in 2010. It was a difficult year, to say the least. Yet, through the class, I learned so much about why I create art and why it is a huge part of my life.

More to follow…

By Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, race and technology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.

Her writing appears in art21, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Ars Technica, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the program manager for the Processing Foundation.

4 replies on “Drawings in Progress”

Thank you, Kim (aka Fast), for the kind words!

The top one is the size of a normal piece of paper. I worked on small scale, at first. As the the project evolved, I re-created the pieces on heavy watercolor paper (23″ x 30″). I’ll get into the project more with today’s post.

To answer your question, they are not self portraits but I will be working on a series of self portraits this year, which I will definitely post. Thanks again, Kim! 🙂

Very cool work. I have always wanted to try to print photos on watercolor paper to see how it turned out. These pieces are unique! I look at a lot of art and have never seen anything like your work. Bravo Dorothy.

Thank you so much, my virtual friend, DPB! Very kind words, indeed. I still have ways to go and these are far from complete but it’s nice that they evolve along with me. By the way, thank YOU for your wonderful and thought provoking photography!

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