The Big Smack Himself.

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Peoria, IL, United States
I created this blog to help my students find new inspirational artists and works, all while strengthening their interest and pride in their work and themselves as artists. :D i'm also an aspiring artist myself.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Adrienne Miller - The Way I See It

rawr! the artist with tiger
photo credit: adrienne miller

Artist: Adrienne Miller
Location: Nashville, TN
Medium: Photography, Printmaking, Drawing
Adrienne's Online Portfolio: Adrienne Miller
Adrienne's Blog : The Way I See It
Hatch Show Print Gallery: Hatch Show

Sometimes the best and most influential artists you come to meet or come across are those who you go to school with.

This is the reason i try and encourage my students to talk to each other during class, and especially in critiques by vocalizing their opinions and listening to one another.

Adrienne is one of my good friends who i went to school with. we have been through a bunch of similar situations as you all and know exactly how it feels to be in an artistic rut. I've called her many times to complain or run ideas by her and vice versa.

Here is some of her older work.

Damien Rice
printed at Hatch Show Press
Nashville, TN

Damien Rice
printed at Hatch Show Press
Nashville, Tn


silver gelatin print

adrienne's primary focus in her BFA program at Murray State University, was in Photography. As a photographer, Adrienne never let the hand of the artist escape her. She drew as much as she could, by taking many (if not all) of the printmaking courses offered at Murray State University.

I met Adrienne in printmaking. Many late nights we had in the studio with classmates...making art, watching movies while making art...late night food runs. Good times.

For a summer, Adrinenne interned at The Hatch Print studio in Nashville, TN. She is still good friends with them, and currently resides in Nashville.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Daniella Woolf

Daniella's work is a great example of how to use found objects and creat something that is meaningful, beautiful, and just creative.

Sketches are Beautiful

2002 B
James Jean

the sketch above is soo beautiful. a perfect example how using just line can be expressive. utterly gorgeous.

Sketchbook: Mole
2009 A
James Jean

ballpoint pen, 10"x9"
James Jean

James Jean website: CLICK HERE

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hope's video find!

Cute Boy plays "I'm Yours" on a ukelele!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009


my friend Claudia Dishon has been an artist-in-residence for Hub-bub Artists Residency program.

She is living in a nice apartment/studio for 11 months free of charge.

Here's a video the people at Hub-Bub put together to showcase and advertise their program.

Claudia is in the top left corner of the video.


The Invisible Man

Check out this work from Chinese artist: Liu Bolin

The Wisdom of Calvin

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Simparch: Bradley Visiting Artist Fall 2009

Meeting the Simparch Guys

Team Work


Design/Concept Meeting

Power Tools

Power Tools Again

Day Three

Continued Planning and Discussion

Working Hard

And the Last Night to Help Simparch
Livin' For the City

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sarah Sze

One of my favorite artist of all time.

Sarah Sze's installations bridge harmoniously line and space.

Hidden Relief, 2001

Hidden Relief, 2001
installation (detail)

Sarah Sze working on Corner Plot (2006)


James Jean

James Jean is an amazing illustrator/artist. Those of you interested in pop culture and illustration check out his work.

James Jean
tea ceremony?


Monday, October 5, 2009

Where the Wild Things are...awesome video 02

we should as a class go and watch this.

and oldie for the clsss. just remember color is fun.

another sony bravia commerical!

Awesome Videos 01

Band: SOUR

Song : 日々の音色 (Hibi no neiro)
Tone of Everyday

Created By: Matt Harding and Melissa Nixon

Vocals: Palbasha Siddique

Song: Praan

Thursday, October 1, 2009

In the beginnging

and so another batch of drawing students think i'm a teacher...

I'm actually a gallery working Super Hero!

I fight crimes against art with my sidekick.

The Jerryfish and The Shinn race to the crime scene!! The Crime this week...DIRTY PODIUMS!