Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Art blog?

Some of you may know this already, but I am in the BFA Studio Arts program here at BYU. My emphasis is in Painting and Drawing and I will be graduating in April 2009. Up until this point I've been pretty reluctant about showing my work to people or telling people what kind of art I do. Aaron and I decided it's mostly because my artistic mind is just so far above everyone else's that it would be like casting pearls before swine........ JUST KIDDING!!!!!! :) The truth is that I'm never satisfied with my work, and when I did like something it was only because it had personal value, and I thought maybe other people wouldn't appreciate it.

So anyways, in an effort to get over my fear of showing and/or explaining my artwork, I've decided to go public with it. And maybe in a couple weeks once I'm more into the semester and have more work to show, I can start my own little art blog!

This is a painting I did over the summer (oil on canvas, approximately 18x22 inches)...


I realize that this piece is far from being a masterpiece, but I invested kind of a lot of time on this one (believe it or not) so i was pretty pleased with it.

Most of my work is abstract, and I've really been interested in geometric forms and principles. One artist said, "Geometric systems can invoke some of the highest levels of creative energy in an artist." I really liked that quote and hopefully doing more work with geometric ideas will bring out the creative energy in me. My work this semester will probably not look too much like this, but same concept I guess. To be continued...

10 comments:

  1. Whit's being modest. She has received a lot of praise from her dept. for her art, and this one in particular.

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  2. Whitney, I love it! When I read your post my first thought was that I can't wait to see your guys' house in 10 years, I bet you'll have a lot of gorgeous pieces on your walls:)

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  3. Hey Whitney, this is Laura Hawkins from the art dept. I just saw a link to your blog on my cousin's blog (Diana Hulme). Random. Anyway, this painting is awesome. I really liked it from the critique today! I'll see you in the studio.

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  4. I love it!! I want to see some of the stuff you're working on this semester....make an art blog!!

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  5. Hey Whitney - I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! You are soo talented. My dad was an architect and I could totally envision this piece as one that he would have had in his office!!! You are AMAZING!! :)

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  6. Whit, this piece is amazing, really. Keep it up Whit! Show some more of your work! :)

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  7. Whit, that is a MASTERPIECE. You should put those architecture ones up :) I liked those too. I know how you feel though, no matter how much praise you get for your work you will always think it could be better, even though everyone else thinks its amazing. But really, your stuff is amazing...and your sculptures and stuff are still at the old house, if you don't want them i'll take them!!! Either way you should get those out of there before that house crumbles to the ground.

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  8. i love it! my aunt seriously wants to hire you to do something for her house...could you do that? let me know!

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  9. Found your blog through stalkage of course. I love this painting. But you already know that!

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