I am at the same time both thrilled and ashamed. Thrilled because this week I was asked to join the planning committee for one of the biggest annual Atheist gatherings in California, and ashamed that I have not kept up the pace with either this blog or my blasphemous artwork. My final exams and critiques… Continue reading Activism in its Infancy
All semester long I have been taking an online class on the history of the art of the Islamic world. It could be an interesting class because Islamic art, particularly that of antiquity, is objectively beautiful. I love the calligraphy and geometric patterns, as well as the adaptation of Greek architecture in their mosques and… Continue reading Rigid Thinking
I was excited to find out this week that one of my paintings was selected for a gallery show! While I've had artwork featured in a campus gallery or shop window before, this is my first for-real, people-having-wine-and-cheese gallery show where a placard and price tag will be next to my piece. I'm excited to… Continue reading Training Wheels
In addition to being an art student, I do have a full time job. It's a REALLY, really good job. It's the kind of job that they used to promise to students when they took out massive student loans. I mean, it pays for art school. After considerable effort I've build up my end of… Continue reading Wanderlust
No real post here today, I've been prepping for some end-of-year projects and have been painting nearly 10 hours a day. Anyway, I found out about The Atheist Conference happening next year in New York and I am SO IN! I painted this portrait of Aron Ra out of sheer excitement.