Comments and Suggestions From My First Residency
so many characters and they all feel the same.
they don’t exist anywhere.
everything is too miniature.
it feels preliminary to something.
they need context, they need life.
they are familiar and yet not knowable.
they share a sensibility.
who are they?
they are mundane snapshots.
they feel like they are posing.
I don’t think you know what to do with them.
cut out they feel like you are bringing a family together.
let them stay together for awhile.
they don’t strike me as contemporary.
get away from the framing device.
I don’t think you have that many people that you are dealing with.
I bet it comes down to a few.
I suspect there is a menace here.
what came before?
what comes after?
there is a creepiness here.
some of the characters sneak up on you.
I feel sympathy for them.
you are very good at editing your work.
break them out of the visual scape.
think about scale relationships.
cute isn’t always a liability.
give yourself some obstacles.
create tension with composition.
stop searching for images.
work on tension, opposition.
what are you trying to get?
my work is about........
in my work I seek to.....
what is driving your work?
everything seems to belong with each other.
it may bring them more into the present to have some messiness around them.
show the struggle.
use found imagery.
are they weird weird or kitschy weird?
they are teasing, playing, not getting to the point.
work with one character for awhile.
there is something compelling and engaging.
I like that they are not overly self consciously ironic
but there is something ironic about them
something is preventing them from cuteness and preciousness.
it is like you are playing with cuteness and preciousness to undermine cuteness and preciousness.
not a lot of formal variety.
a little bland.
at this size they look like illustrations in a book.
why do they look non-human?