Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Eisenman Architecture

I once complained on Twitter about drawing straight lines on shoes. This pair was, in a way, the ultimate punishment for glib pessimism. It's all straight lines. However, this sort of forced lesson is incredibly valuable, as it forces one to address confidence issues. I can now say after many hours that Architect Peter Eisenman has helped me address my fear of straight lines on canvas.

The Eisenman works depicted on this pair are the Wexner Center for the Arts, The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and House VI.

Where the Wild Things Are

Made these for a loyal Where the Wild Things Are fan, in time for him to wear them to the premiere of the new Spike Jonze film. One particular challenge for this pair was replicating Maurice Sendak's artistic style in marker. From what I can tell, Sendak used colored pencil and acrylic paint to illustrate the original book, mediums which either lead to smoothly blended colors or many sketchy thin lines. Marker is good for neither.