Friday, June 27, 2008
Just want to say, I'm very excited and eager to draw together! And I'll post back here when I obtain my journal. Just so this post isn't text only, here's a piece I've been working on.
EDIT: I got the moleskine! Currently working on filling it in.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
"An ex-voto is a voting offering to a saint or divinity. It is given in fulfillment of a vow (hence the Latin term, short for ex voto suscepto, "from the vow made") or in gratitude or devotion. Ex-votos are placed in a church or chapel where the worshipper seeks grace or wishes to give thanks. The destinations of pilgrimages often include shrines decorated with ex-votos.Ex-votos can take a wide variety of forms. They are not only intended for the helping figure, but also as a testimony to later visitors of the received help. As such they may include texts explaining a miracle attributed to the helper, or symbols such as a painted or modeled reproduction of a miraculously healed body part, or a directly related item such as a crutch given by a person formerly lame."
When I was doing the tests to get in the University in 1997, one of aunts promised, on my behalf, I had to take a head to Senhor do Bomfim church in Salvador, if I were successfull. I got in and on one weekend that year I took the head made of wax and took it to Salvador/BA. I got amazed with the number of ex-votos everywhere there. It was a very bizar scene in the church, that is supposed to be the biggest in that city.
I picked ex-votos to start my moleskine for this group and soon it will be finished to be sent off. I had to make clear that my moly has no theme at all, the ex-voto is just to inspire myself to draw something on it. The moleskine project is an amazing thing and I am very happy to make part of another group of great artists.
Let's make art, folks.
My best wishes to you all,
Sunday, June 22, 2008
So yea- I was and am excited about this here project. I got the book and promptly started trying to start. Thing is, the enormity of an intercontinental showcase kinda intimidated me just a touch, and i reverted into photo refrenced portraiture. What i was left with reminded me of drawings i would see advertizing haircut styles in my childhood barbershop. I din rilly want that to be my lasting legacy, so Im gonna start a new one. R-A-T-T-Y suggested i show the failed attempt, as part of the process...really flesh the blog out. So heres what Im not sending to anybody.