"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
-Marilyn Monroe

Sunday, February 26, 2012


So I have a visual analysis for art history due tomorrow and I only have about one page of it done. I think this must be the ultimate definition of procrastination. Well, I'm finally motivated to get down to business after working, watching the Oscars, and eating a couple of york peppermint patties. Wish me luck!


I saw this movie the other night with my boyfriend. I wasn't sure what it would be like, but I most certainly wasn't disappointed. The music, slapstick comedy, adventure plot, and character development were all fantastic. I read the comics when I was younger and felt that familiar pang of nostalgia upon experiencing this animated feature. To all those who have and have not read the comics, this movie is well worth the effort of driving to the theaters one evening.

On another note, The Artist won Best Picture! I'm going to see that film this coming week. Excited!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Danny Lyon

Last Tuesday I had the unique pleasure of hearing Danny Lyon give a talk at my University. I had previously purchased one of his books, Knave of Hearts, which he signed for me. While the talk was less academic than I thought it would be, he had a sense of humor and wit that kept things interesting. The image above is currently being displayed in our art museum's photo exhibition. It is an image that tells of freedom, rebellion, and youth.

If you're interested, check out his blog: Bleak Beauty

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Coming Soon

Soon I'll put up some of my images from my latest photography project, which involves projecting images in the domestic space. Exciting!

Current read: Room by Emma Donoghue
Current listen: HANNA soundtrack by the Chemical Brothers
Current watch: Blue Valentine (This movie was fantastic!)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Light Boxes

Light Boxes, a novel by Shane Jones, is what I'm currently reading. It's very different from anything I've read before, but I am enjoying it very much. One of the reasons I picked it up in the bookstore is it's cover. I love the design and the pops of saturated color that appear. The illustration is done by Ken Garduno and the design and lettering of the cover is done by Paul Buckley.

After I'm done reading it, I'll try to write up a coherent review. No guarantees that it will be good, but I'll try my best. For now, here's an image from the cover.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Kevin Van Aelst

Kevin Van Aelst is a photographer whose work has been commissioned by the likes of New York Times Magazine, Wired Magazine, and the Boston Globe. The images are colorful, creative, and fun. Many of them feature underlying critiques on society. I especially enjoyed the series of images featuring the fingerprints. It's something I've never seen done before!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kathleen Hawkes

Kathleen Hawkes is an MFA student at the University of New Mexico. Her thesis show is coming up this April in Albuquerque, NM. Her more recent photos deal with the surface of the photograph. She composites her photos together seamlessly. The images above are from the series "Tableware" in which she photographed tableware in a variety of ways. One of my favorite series done by her is titled "Belonging." In this series, she has catalogued burned objects and objects in suitcases that people would bring with them if they could. Her work is beautiful.