Marfa Intensives x NAP Collective

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I was able to participate in this collaborative experience between Texas Tech's School of Art, School of Theater & School of Music. Between visual artists, playwrights, actors and a musician, we spent 12 days together in Marfa, Tx collaborating at the Crowley Theater. I learned about making shapes with our bodies, creating interactive artwork for people, and the special power of collaboration. It was truly a wonderful experience. Our theme was Healing, and so as visual artists we set out to make work relating to this theme. Here are some of the images of our work shown. 

 

a practice in remembering

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While writing my thesis paper, I realized most if not all my work is based on remembering. Coincidentally, I was rummaging through a storage bin and came across some Polaroids I had taken. I was trying to remember where I was and why I took the photo...this then led to looking for other film photos I had taken. Thinking about cataloging and writing notes on each photo led me to creating this Instagram account. More than anything, this is an attempt in not forgetting that specific place, or sunset, or shadow, or skyline which made that image special to begin with. 

*even though this instagram no longer exists, My hope is to work with the photographs and create linear timeline...

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Taking Up Space @ TTU

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Exercising those installation muscles!!!

 This was an installation based show of 3rd year MFA graduate students. We installed this with the intent to change the environment. Below is the statement for the show... 

In this exhibition, installation artworks were developed to occupy the space, creating an environment where the viewer can experience art under a distinct dimension - it no longer belongs to pedestals, they embody space. To acknowledge the meaning of these works and fully understand it, it is important to traverse the spaces, investigate its folds and openings, walk through the paths and tracks that the pieces, colors, and objects offer.

The installation pieces, in this exhibition, are taking up the space of these galleries. The works of Carolina Alamilla, Stephanie Berrie, Michael Emerson, Nathalie Lawrence and Anthea "Billie” Parsons, Third-Year Master of Fine Art students of Texas Tech University entice the audience to wander through a collection of works that showcase the flexibility of materials, meaning, and environment. The intention of the show is to interrupt the exhibition spaces and viewing experience.

learning to curate... 24 fps// Decoded Memories

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I'm getting this inkling that I like art administrative duties and just organizing, planning things in general. I know this because I've been fortunate enough to organize a group show in Lubbock. This is with the help of my MFA colleagues at Texas Tech University, and so we did it! This show was solely based on video installation and the idea of engaging the viewer. 

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Edelle Photography x Carolina Alamilla

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I got the chance to collaborate with Edelle Photography (Daniela) on this styled shoot. I'll let the pictures do the talking. 

You can check out Dani's work here:

www.edelleandco.com   and      www.edellephotography.com 

In full swing

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The past few weeks have been busy, from learning more about firing, to slip makin'. And it's only gonna get busier.

  -Lately I've been inspired by 60s textile design, specifically Lucienna Day. Her design is cheery but also complex. Trying to bring both of those elements into functional ware.

 

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Real Update

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The past few months have been filled with learning, learning and more learning. It's been challenging and wonderful. I want to say it's a growing process. As with every plant there has to be pruning, which hurts but also leads to new growth. 

Here's to more growth!

What could a blog post be without any pictures?!

teabowls fresh out of the kiln  

 

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Baby Boy Blue #2056-50

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I was able to collaborate with a awesome friend, and he helped me create this wonderful print. The more I look at it, the more I enjoy this print. I forgot how exhausting printing is, and it's a bit trial & error until you create that lucky (close to) perfect print. 

Check out my friend's screen printing studio: Grizzly Printing Parlour

http://instagram.com/grizzlyprintparlour 

email: chris@grizzlyprintingparlour.com

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Joy

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I've survived half of the school year :: insert triple high kick!!:: These past couple months have been interesting to say the least. From one job to two jobs to three jobs (crazy, I know) but I am thankful. I've learned a whole lot and continue to do so, I don't ever want to stop learning.

Here's to choosing joy even when it's so much easier to complain. Here's to choosing joy and thankfulness when exhaustion washes over you.

Here's to joy (Jesus), for changing me

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Busy

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Busy is an understatement. I've been busy learning, which is a great thing. Learning how to become a better teacher, better read people and just be a better human being as a whole.

Alas all this learning has led to some creative projects whether by myself or my students.

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Studio Time

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Since moving back to Miami I've realized finding a ceramics studio is pretty tough.(Compared to the plethora of ceramic studios in North Carolina) BUT through the magic of google I found one! Very cute and cozy, a great couple decided to open one up and offer classes. Checked out their open studio and voila! I may have found my home away from home again.

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The Promise of the Sun

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As a teacher I find it hard to create work of my own. I am now in constant collaboration with my students. I thoroughly enjoy it, but there is a part of me which yearns to create my own work.

I am promising myself to seek out studios, collaborations, things which will force me to create my own work.

*as for the photo, who doesn't love cool editing apps.

Till next time.

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Here's to change....

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I have finally transitioned out of college and have an grown up job. I decided through the suggestion of a friend to set up a real website. This should encourage me to continue my craft whatever it may be, this season or the next. But really to encourage me to post, rant and pursue art.

"Create, no matter what"

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