for this assignment I highlighted things I do in my studio by presenting them as the work, rather than experiments or play. I traced half of a Man Ray drawing and stapled it on to a black painting with a dump of gold pigment, glue and saliva. I made rubbings with graphite of my studio floor, I kicked a hole in one of my paintings, I added a piece of chewed gum to my paint palette, and I glued a penny to the studio floor. At first these were things I did just to do them. Things I think about in the studio, silly acts of rebellion of curiosity. I wrote them all down as titles and signed my name and the date - referring to practices of the DaDa artists or performance artists, leaving instructions for a piece to be made. I nailed the papers to a normal painting and allowed that to stand as the final piece, with the actual acts on display as well.
for this assignment I would have liked to go fishing. I would have liked to do something that no one would think was in contradiction to or avoidance of the law to show the fact that one should at times be able to break the law, that there are times when the law is not lawful. Instead, having only the weekend, I chose lipstick. Commenting on the culture of today’s teen culture, where it is a normalcy.
Planet over profit