There is SO much going on BUT I had to take the time to share a few photos I took during my studio visit with new media artist, Allison Holt. I’m looking forward to settling down and writing aĀ piece about my conversation and visit with Holt. Her re-telling and artworks of the different energies and hybrid realities through her Fulbright research of Javanese culture is not only fascinating but yet another example of how artists can impact a community and engage in dialogue and discourse across cultures. Again, looking forward to posting parts of my interview with Holt as well as some reflection on her work.

I previously posted videos of the Hypercubes here. They’re extremely meditative, which I will get into during my write-up. For now, enjoy the studio visit photos and videos! If you have any burning questions and/or comments, please feel free to share and comment below. šŸ™‚

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Please pardon the photography. I took these photos on my phone and didn’t want to wait too long to post a few of my favorites from Open Studios this weekend. I highly encourage visiting their sites and taking a look around. Obviously, their work is so much better in person but these were definitely some of the pieces I enjoyed. Click on the artist’s name to learn more about them: Diane Komater, Jonathan Barcan, and Sonya Philip

This is my first, official, WordPressĀ reblog post!

Being a huge music fan and lover of DIY culture, I couldn’t pass up spreading the word about this particular hack project. Please take a look at Matt Keeter’sĀ fab[ulous] boombox!

What’s the biggest compliment (ever)?

Having your mentor say some really wonderful things about you. šŸ™‚

Visual artist, Jenifer Wofford, was interviewed by artist and founder of Art of Hustle, Anthem Salgado a couple of months ago.Ā Jenifer has been my mentor for the past few years and its been an incredible experience. Not only did she let me in on her art practice, experiences, knowledge-sharing about the art community, she helped me see my potential and all theĀ possibilitiesĀ around art writing and becoming an active member of the art community. Naturally, listening to the podcast, I was ridiculously honored when she mentioned our mentoring relationship during her interview and said some flattering things about me. It was such a phenomenal feeling.

Aside from Jenifer’s kind words and wisdom, once again, she introduced me to an invaluable resource – Anthem Salgado. I highly recommend you listen to his podcasts, read his posts, and access him via Twitter/RSS/Facebook ESPECIALLY if you’re an artist. Art of Hustle is fantastic and very much needed!!

To learn more about Jenifer Wofford’s work, click here to view her art portfolio and CV and here for her custom illustration and design site.

Click on the image below to visit Art of Hustle

1. What is your favorite (art) word?

Appropriate.

2. What is your least favorite (art) words?

Derivative ( everything is in one way or another).

3. What keeps you going when youā€™re in the studio?

Music, art books, and comic books.

4. When do you know youā€™re done in the studio?

When i start to fuck up, fall over, or fall asleep.

5. What words do you love to hear at an art show (your show or any show)?

I love it.

6. What words do you hate to hear at an art show (your show or any show)?

Anything idiotic like, “how long did it actually take to paint it?” or, “It doesn’t go with my furniture!”

7. What is your favorite curse word?

Twat, fuck or any combination of the two.

8. What profession other than being an artist would you like to attempt?

Art collector/curator.

9. What profession would you not like to do?

Farmer.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Your dad’s round the corner.