Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Open Studios, UCSC Fall 2011

Monika Traikov


Recently ran into the work of graphic designer Monika Traikov, and am amazed. Her use of old photographs and often faceless figures manipulated and fragmented speak to themes of identity and memory. Sometimes playful, sometimes haunting, I believe Traikov's images explore the process of remembering, and observing the past through this filter of our own, distorted idea of what the past was.

Visit her website here.

Friday, October 28, 2011


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

This quarter I have to complete 30 paintings in ten weeks for my intermediate acrylic class. Kind of  wild idea, but also an exciting challenge. Thank god I already work fast when I paint, and now I don't have to pay attention to paintings I don't like. Just drop it and move on (Hallelujah!) SO! Here are two of my quickest paintings, each done in about 2 hours. The top is on a record (one of the thirty must be on an object) and the other is about 11 x 17 on acrylic paper. 

Friday, October 21, 2011


color film 10.18.11-10.20.11

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Burning Man Art

 63 (4 x 3) cards with a mandala cut from linoleum printing block and stamped over a water color wash and 9 cards with a "Burn" woodcut over the watercolor wash. I am pretty stoked on the final result. A large number of something hand made, that wasn't too much work on my end. Can't wait to hand these little babies out! 

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ma fav. chocolate chip oatmeal cookies!

2 cups & 2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 large egg & 1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup dry oatmeal

Bake at 325 degrees until edges are golden brown


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Welcome home

Sunday, July 17, 2011

printmaking 2011

In my intro to printmaking class this summer, I was inspired to make a print of actress Anna Karina. It's a simple two-run reduction print, with a color extended edition. Of course, being a beginner and all, I forgot to flip the image when I began, so I drew the picture backwards. Nevertheless, I am pretty satisfied with it. And below is my first drypoint print we did on plexiglass on the left, and my first woodcut on the right.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Imitating double exposures digitally. Like, not love. Not as cool as film.


Friday, June 17, 2011

film got jammed. love this accident!

Surreal Photography Project